The Wyoming Content and Performance Standards serve several purposes. They articulate a set of expectations for what all Wyoming students should know and be able to do, enabling them to be prepared for college and career success and to live a life that contributes to the global community. These expectations are communicated to students, parents, educators, and all other Wyoming stakeholders, and provide a common understanding among educators as to what students should learn at particular grade bands. Standards documents are found on each content area page, found in the gray bar to the right. Standards do not dictate methodology, instructional materials used, or how the material is delivered. Those decisions are made at the local level by school boards and district staff.
Wyoming State Standards Documents and Resources
- The current Wyoming Content and Performance Standards for each individual grade level in grades K-6 are now available. These grade-level standards documents show the currently adopted standards in all 10 content areas for parents and educators. The standards are also in an Excel workbook and in Google Sheets for easy import into the LMS.
Standards Review Process
State law requires the standards in each content area to be reviewed every nine years. Content areas are reviewed based on a Standards Review Timeline approved by the State Board of Education, which also sets the Implementation Timeline, as seen in the updated WYCPS Review & Implementation Snapshot. The Standards Review Committee considers stakeholder input and follows the Wyoming Standards Design Criteria. The Standards Review Process usually takes 9-18 months to complete and adoption through rules promulgation takes another 4-6 months.
Chapter 10 Rules: Wyoming Content and Performance Standards
- Chapter 10 Rules: Wyoming Content and Performance Standards (Effective July 1, 2022)
Open Public Comment on Chapter 10 Rules
Public comment on the proposed Chapter 10 Rules and the Proposed 2023 Standards for Math, Science, Computer Science, Physical Education, Health & Safety, and Fine & Performing Arts will open in early February and be collected through March 21, 2024. To review the documents and provide comment, please see the Superintendent’s Update for more information.