Wyoming Standards

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Standards describe what students need to know and be able to do by the end of each grade level. They explain the knowledge, concepts, and skills that each student should acquire at each grade level so that Wyoming students are career, college or military ready by the time they graduate high school. Standards do not define all that can or should be taught; they simply outline end-of-year expectations for all students to help create equal opportunities to learn regardless of where the student lives.

Wyoming has adopted standards in nine content areas: language arts, math, science, social studies, fine and performing arts, foreign language, health education, physical education, and career/vocation training.

Wyoming Content and Performance Standards

English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects

State law requires the standards in each content area be reviewed every nine years. Subjects are reviewed based on a Standards Review Timeline approved by the State Board of Education. Revisions were recently approved for Science Standards and K-1 English Language Arts Extended Standards.

Computer Science Standards Review

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.

Public input meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • February 25, Green River – SCSD #2 Central Admin. Office, 351 Monroe Avenue.
  • February 25, Buffalo – JCSD #1 Buffalo High School, 29891 Old Hwy 87.
  • February 26, Meeteetse – PCSD #16 School Building, 2107 Idaho Street.
  • February 26, Douglas – CCSD #1, Admin. Building, 615 Hamilton Street.
  • February 28, Cheyenne – LCSD #1, Storey Gym, 2811 House Avenue.

Common Core State Standards

In June 2012, Wyoming adopted the Common Core State Standards as its standards in English/Language Arts and Math. No amendments were made to the original Common Core State Standards.