WDE seeks comment on Wyoming education standards

— August 27, 2014

[Press Release] — The Wyoming Department of Education would like to remind everyone that the public comment period for revisions and documents for Wyoming Content and Performance Standards is open until Sept. 11.

Per state statute (W.S. 21-2-304(a)(iii)), the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards are reviewed every five (5) years, and revisions are approved by the State Board of Education. At its meeting on April 11, 2014, the State Board of Education approved for public comment new standards in the content areas of social studies, physical education, and career and vocational education.

On July 1, 2014, the State Board of Education also approved for public comment additional supporting documents for the July 2012 standards in English language arts and mathematics, adding performance level descriptors as well as standards extensions for students with severe cognitive disabilities.

As required by statute, the WDE is now seeking public comment on the proposed changes/additions to the content standards. The proposed Chapter 10 rules, which outline a timeframe for district implementation, along with all seven (7) accompanying documents can be viewed at http://edu.wyoming.gov/educators/standards/chapter-10-rules. Each document has its own link for comments. Please take sufficient time to review these documents.

Public comment on the proposed changes have been open online and by mail from July 21 and will remain open until Sept. 11, 2014. Comments can be submitted online at http://edu.wyoming.gov/educators/standards/chapter-10-rules or mailed to:

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