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 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.

2019 Standards Review

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

Math Extended

The Math Extended Standards committee will meet June 14-16, 2019. This committee will work on aligning extended standards, for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities, to the newly adopted 2018 Wyoming Mathematics Standards.

Those interested in serving on the committee can complete the Call for Participants Survey.

Fine & Performing Arts, Health, and Physical Education

A committee will meet for Fine & Performing Arts, and another will meet for both Health and Physical Education. These committees will meet August 15-17, 2019.  Those interested in serving on these committees can complete the appropriate Call for Participants Survey:

Community Input Meetings

Community Input is being accepted in meetings throughout the state. Each meeting is split into three sections, one per Standards Review subject: Math Extended from 4-5 pm, Fine & Performing Arts from 5:30-7 pm, and Health/Physical Education from 7-8:30 pm.

  • 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

Online Surveys for Public Input

Public Input is being accepted in these areas in the following surveys:

Development of 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) requests public input on the Proposed 2019 Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards. The WDE will collect public input through an online survey until 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2019 and also at regional meetings.