WDE Seeks Public Comment on Chapter 10 Rules and Computer Science Standards

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) seeks public comment on proposed revisions to the Chapter 10 Rules: Wyoming Content and Performance Standards. In addition, the WDE is seeking public comment on the revised proposed Computer Science Content and Performance Standards that will be incorporated into the Chapter 10 rules.

The revisions to Chapter 10 rules are a result of the passage of Senate Enrolled Act 0048 in 2018 that added computer science and computational thinking to the common core of knowledge and skills for Wyoming students kindergarten through 12th grade. The bill requires the promulgation of uniform content and performance standards for computer science by January 1, 2022, then going into effect beginning with the 2022-23 school year.

The proposed Computer Science Content and Performance Standards were developed and then revised by a standards review committee composed of 40 members, which included educators, professors, parents, content experts, and business and community members.

The comment period is the final opportunity for the public to comment on the Computer Science Content and Performance Standards. Input on the proposed rules and standards will be open, both online and by mail, from May 13-June 28, 2019. The public may comment on one, or both, of these topics.

Comments can be submitted online or mailed to:

Wyoming Department of Education
Attn: Barb Marquer
122 West 25th Street, Suite E200
Cheyenne, WY 82002

All public comments will be recorded verbatim, including the submitter’s name and city of residence, on the Secretary of State website as part of the rules promulgation process.

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Michelle Panos, Communications Director
michelle.panos1@wyo.gov
307-777-2053