The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) is changing the transcript collection process to add the seal of biliteracy data required by W.S. 21-3-111(a)(xxiii). The unused fields are being removed and repurposed within the scholarship course indicator from a yes or no field to a Hathaway subject code. This change will allow for verification of the Hathaway Scholarship levels used in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA), Traditional Schools Post-Secondary Readiness Indicator and the WAEA College and Career Readiness Indicator for alternative schools.
The WDE949 Grade 9 Transcript and WDE950 Graduated Student Transcript collections are officially open from September 13 through October 20, although districts will be able to submit starting at the end of the school year. Districts who have seal of biliteracy data to report are asked to wait until July 1 to capture the newly required data. The Hathaway Scholarship subject codes will not be required for those who report after July 1 but will be required for the 2024-25 school year.
An updated file layout is posted on the WDE Forms Inventory page. Click on the arrow to the left of the WDE949 or WDE950 and select the Documents tab to view the file.
For more information on the WDE949 and WDE950 transcript collections, contact Jennifer Lahiff, Accountability Supervisor, at 307-777-8752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on transcript submissions, contact Liz Foster, Data Collection Specialist, at 307-777-7009 or email@example.com.