Accreditation

Contact Information

Supervisor
Bill Pannell
(307) 777-7322
bill.pannell@wyo.gov
Education Consultant
Dianne Frazer
(307) 777-8676
dianne.frazer@wyo.gov
Education Consultant
Brendan O’Connor
(307) 777-8505
brendan.oconnor@wyo.gov
 Education Consultant
Bruce Hayes
(307) 777-6198
bruce.hayes@wyo.gov

Wyoming’s K-12 schools and districts are accredited by the Wyoming State Board of Education annually.  The requirements for accreditation in Wyoming are:

Accountability: Participation in the Wyoming Accountability System

School Improvement Plan: Requirements depend on accountability score

Adherence to Statute: Verified annually through statutory assurances 

Standards: Teaching & assessing Wyoming Content and Performance Standards

External Review: Review of district practices by AdvancED every five years


Annual Plan Requirements

  • Statutory Assurances (Submit annually by November 1)
    • Required for all schools and districts
  • School Improvement Plan (Submit annually by November 1)
    • Required for schools that are partially meeting and not meeting expectations
    • Reading improvement plans required by W.S.21-3-401 are included in the school improvement plan
  • Leader Evaluation Review (Districts submit annually by November 1)
    • Required for districts with schools that are partially meeting and not meeting expectations as well as schools that are partially meeting and not meeting expectations (Beginning November 1, 2018)
    • Leader Evaluation Review Example

Statutory Assurances Guidance

School Improvement Plan Guidance

Accreditation Status

School Improvement Resources