Standards Review

Contact Information

Director of Standards & Assessment
Laurie Hernandez
(307) 777-3469
laurie.hernandez@wyo.gov
Supervisor of Standards
Barb Marquer
(307) 777-5506
barb.marquer@wyo.gov

State law requires the standards in each content area be reviewed every nine years. Content areas are reviewed based on a Standards Review Cycle approved by the State Board of Education, who also set the Standards Implementation Timeline.

Public Input on Revised Standards

Input can be given through an online survey through 11:59 p.m. on April 8, 2018.

2018 Regional Public Input for Wyoming Content and Performance Standards

DateLocationScience Extended
4-6 PM
Math
5-7 PM
Social Studies
6-8 PM
March 21District Admin. Offices
2811 House Ave.
Cheyenne, WY
Training Center Room 306, Administration BuildingBoard Room, Storey Gym Room 130Training Center Room 306, Administration Building
March 22Cloud Peak Elem. School
100 Conrad St.
Buffalo, WY
TBDTBDTBD
March 27Thermopolis Middle School, 1450 Valley View Drive
Thermopolis, WY
Library Room 44Room 61Library Room 44
March 28District Admin. Offices
863 Sweetwater Street Lander, WY
Indian PaintbrushSinks CanyonIndian Paintbrush
March 29Central Admin. Office
351 Monroe Ave.
Green River, WY
Conference Room 1Board RoomConference Room 1
Social Studies Standards Review

A Social Studies Standards Review Committee was convened in November 2017 to review the Wyoming Social Studies Content and Performance Standards and how they address Native American history, culture, and contemporary contributions. The WDE collected input during the summer and fall for the review committee to consider as they work on their recommendation to the State Board of Education.

Social Studies Standards Review Committee

Social Studies Consultant
Rob Black
(307) 777-3747
rob.black1@wyo.gov

Mathematics Standards Review

A Mathematics Standards Review Committee was convened in June 2017 to review the 2012 Mathematics Standards and make a recommendation to the State Board of Education.  The WDE collected feedback during the spring for the committee to review.

Review Committee Members

Mathematics/Health Consultant
Jill Stringer
(307) 777-5036
jill.stringer@wyo.gov

Science Standards Review

The Science Standards Review Committee met from May 2015 – February 2016 and recommended changes to the Wyoming Science Content & Performance Standards. The proposed revisions were presented to the State Board of Education in March 2016. Public input was taken on the proposed revisions through May 10, 2016. Public Comment was taken through August 12, 2016. The State Board of Education and the Governor have now approved the standards. Schools will have until the start of the 2020-21 school year to fully implement them.

K-1 ELA Extended Standards Review

Extended Standards are the standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. To address a technical correction, a study group was formed in November 2015. The study group met from November 2015-March 2016, and proposed revisions to the State Board of Education. Public input was taken on the proposed revisions through May 10, 2016. Public Comment was taken through August 12, 2016. The State Board of Education and the Governor have now approved the standards.


Additional Information

2010-14 Wyoming Content & Performance Standards Schedule

Content AreaReview Committee MeetingsSBoE Approved for adoptionGovernor Signed to adopt standards
MathematicsSummer 2010 – Summer 2011April 27, 2012July 11, 2012
Language Arts (ELA)
Health
Fine & Performing ArtsSummer 2010 – Summer 2012May 23, 2013November 6, 2013
Foreign Language
Career & Vocational Education (C/VE)June 2012 – July 2013October 9, 2014December 18, 2014
Physical Education
Social Studies
Science*7/1/14 SBE halted reviewN/A
ScienceMay 2015 – February 2016September 23, 2016November 14, 2016

The Wyoming Department of Education developed the crosswalk documents below for grades K-8 and high school. The knowledge and skills defined in the 2008 Wyoming Content and Performance Standards and the PAWS Assessment Descriptors were compared with the knowledge and skills specified in the Common Core English Language Arts and Math Standards. These documents are intended to help districts transition to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.

Language Arts Crosswalks

Math Introduction and Chart

Math Detailed Crosswalk

McREL GAP Analysis

The following documents show how the Wyoming State Standards compare to the Common Core Standards. These comparisons were performed for a GAP Analysis by McREL.

Wyoming State Standards vs. the Common Core Standards

In addition, McREL performed an analysis to show how the Common Core State Standards compare to the Wyoming State Standards.

Common Core Standards vs. the Wyoming State Standards