What is school accountability?
A school accountability system provides information about the quality of education received by Wyoming students to help determine which schools are doing well and which schools are in need of assistance.
Wyoming is held accountable at both a state and federal level. State accountability is defined in the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act of 2013 (WAEA). This law takes into account measures specifically related to educational goals in Wyoming. Federal accountability is transitioning from the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to a locally controlled Wyoming accountability system that meets federal guidelines defined in the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).