State Education Standards
Wyoming adopted the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards.
In February 2017, the Wyoming Board of Education voted to replace the Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming (PAWS). Wyoming will administer the Comprehensive Statewide Assessment System in grades 1-10 in English language arts, math, and science, for the first time during the 2017-2018 school year. Wyoming will also administer the ACT to high school students for the first time during the 2017-2018 school year.
2017 Reading and Math Proficiency
Wyoming showed a 23-point discrepancy between state reported proficiency scores and NAEP in fourth-grade reading, and a 14-point discrepancy in eighth-grade math.
2016 High School Graduation Rate
In 2016, 80% of Wyoming students in all public high schools graduated in 4 years.
College Remediation Rates
In 2015, 19% of Wyoming students in four-year colleges were placed remedial courses for the first time.
College Completion Rates
According to 2013 data, 24.1% of Wisconsin students in 4-year public colleges graduated in 4 years, while 54.1% graduated in 6 years.
Skills Gap on Postsecondary Education
By 2020, 65% of jobs in Wyoming will require a postsecondary credential. However, only 34% of adults in the state currently have this credential, resulting in a 31% skills gap.