Standards Review

Contact Information

Director of Standards & Assessment
Laurie Hernandez
(307) 777-3469
Supervisor of Standards
Barb Marquer
(307) 777-5506

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.

Development of Computer Science Standards

A Computer Science Standards Review Committee began meeting in the summer of 2018, following the passage SF29 in 2018, which requires every school to offer computer science by the start of the 2022-23 school year.

More information about teacher training and the implementation of computer science in schools can be found here.

Public Comment on Revised Standards

Public Comment was taken on these standards in the summer of 2018. After taking the public comment into consideration, the State Board of Education voted in July to approve the standards and send them to Governor Matt Mead for final approval.

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

Contact Information

Social Studies Consultant
Rob Black
(307) 777-3747

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

Contact Information

Mathematics/Health Consultant
Brian Cole
(307) 777-5036

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.

Additional Information

2010-16 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)
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