CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Board of Education will hold a special meeting starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 17. This virtual meeting of the state board is a work session to discuss the process for developing standards revision in line with recent guidance from the state attorney general.

The SBE will also discuss how future standards review committees will operate going forward, such as reviewing assessment data, creating definitions for terms (standards, benchmarks, performance level descriptors, priority, enhanced and supporting), and creating a common framework with which to write all standards.

The state board will not take action at this meeting, so no public comment will be taken, however further discussion on these topics will occur at the upcoming regular meeting of the SBE on January 24, which will also be held virtually.

Members of the public may listen online via Zoom at, or by dialing (646) 558-8656 using access code 307-777-6213. The public also can follow the SBE on Twitter @WYStateBoardEd.

Materials for this meeting are now available on BoardDocs. The public may search or look back at previous meetings’ minutes and materials through the board’s website.

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