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 Timeline approved by the State Board of Education, who also set the Standards Implementation Timeline.

Standards outline what students should know, and be able to do, by the time they graduate. Standards are concise written descriptions that describe educational objectives. The standards do not describe any particular teaching practice, curriculum, or assessment method.

The following standards will begin review this year: Math Extended, Health, Physical Education, and Fine & Performing Arts.

Standards Reviews

The Math Extended Standards committee met June 14-16, 2019. This committee aligned extended standards for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities to the  2018 Wyoming Mathematics Standards.

The Call for Participants Survey closed on April 21, 2019.

Community Input Meetings

Community Input was accepted in meetings throughout the state for Math Extended from 4-5 pm, Fine & Performing Arts from 5:30-7 pm, and Health/Physical Education from 7-8:30 pm at the following locations:

April 23, 2019: Saratoga

  • Carbon County School District #2 Administrative Building
    315 North 1st St.
  • Board Room

April 30, 2019: Casper

  • Natrona County School District #1 Central Services Facility
    970 N Glenn Rd.
  • Fairdale Room

May 1, 2019: Gillette

  • Campbell County Educational Service Center
    1000 W. 8th St.
  • Board Room

May 16, 2019: Pinedale

  • Sublette County School District #1 Administrative Building
    665 N Tyler Ave.
  • Board Room

Community Input Surveys for all three areas of review were open from April 4 – May 19, 2019

A committee was formed for Fine & Performing Arts and another for both Health and Physical Education. These committees met virtually in November 2019. Calls for Participants were open April 8 – 28, 2019:

Community Input Meetings

Community Input was accepted in meetings throughout the state for Math Extended from 4-5 pm, Fine & Performing Arts from 5:30-7 pm, and Health/Physical Education from 7-8:30 pm at the following locations.

April 23, 2019: Saratoga

  • Carbon County School District #2 Administrative Building
    315 North 1st St.
  • Board Room

April 30, 2019: Casper

  • Natrona County School District #1 Central Services Facility
    970 N Glenn Rd.
  • Fairdale Room

May 1, 2019: Gillette

  • Campbell County Educational Service Center
    1000 W. 8th St.
  • Board Room

May 16, 2019: Pinedale

  • Sublette County School District #1 Administrative Building
    665 N Tyler Ave.
  • Board Room

Community Input Survey

Governor Gordon approved the 2019 Computer Science Content Standards making them effective on February 4, 2020. School districts have until the start of the 2022-23 school year to fully implement them in their schools and classrooms.

In November the State Board of Education passed a motion to approve the Computer Science (CS) Standards with edits. The 2019 CS Standards went out for review by the AG’s Office, the Legislative Services Office, and the Governor’s Office.

Rules Promulgation Period

Public Comment Period

Development of the Computer Science Standards

A Computer Science Standards Review Committee began meeting in the summer of 2018, following the passage of SEA48 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.

The State Board of Education (SBE) requested public input on the Proposed 2019 Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards. The WDE collected public input through an online survey (open from January 18, 2019 to March 5, 2019) and at regional meetings.