Wyoming Excels


Educational Data Resources:

Wyoming Department of Education – The Wyoming Department of Education was created in 1917 to oversee public k-12 education in Wyoming.  Wyoming Measures Up, the strategic plan to create opportunities for students to keep Wyoming strong, is available here:  http://wyomingmeasuresup.com/.  Data collected by the WDE for public consumption such as graduation rates, PAWS scores, student enrollment, staffing, and school district financial profiles is available here:  https://edu.wyoming.gov/data/

ACT – The ACT was started in 1959 to measure academic achievement mastery of the skills and knowledge taught in schools.  It was the first assessment to define college and career readiness standards.  100% of Wyoming’s students took the ACT in 2017.  Results are available here:  https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/cccr2017/Wyoming-CCCR-2017-Final.pdf

The Nation’s Report Card – The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), first administered in 1969, is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing.  The results of the NAEP are released as The Nation’s Report Card and are available online: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/profiles/stateprofile/overview/WY?cti=PgTab_OT&chort=1&sub=MAT&sj=WY&fs=Grade&st=MN&year=2015R3&sg=Gender%3A+Male+vs.+Female&sgv=Difference&ts=Single+Year&tss=2015R3-2015R3&sfj=NP .

Educational Funding:

Recalibration Report – Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (APA) was chosen by the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council at the recommendation of the Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration to conduct a review of the current Wyoming Educational Program and a recalibration of the current Funding Model. The study team conducted a review of Wyoming’s current educational program, set forth by Wyoming Statute 21-9-101(the defined “basket of educational goods and services”)and the curriculum of the Hathaway Scholarship program, as defined in Wyoming Statute 21-16-1307.The Alternative Approaches to Recalibration and Reconciliation of Study Results to Provide Final Recommendations are available here:  http://legisweb.state.wy.us/InterimCommittee/2017/SSRReportFinal.pdf .

University of Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative (TEI):

Trustees Education Initiative - The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees created TEI to elevate the College of Education to preeminence in preparing professional educators to support the success of all Wyoming P-12 learners.  These students provide a highly educated workforce to drive Wyoming's cultural and economic engine into the future. Five proposals have been approved for funding:

To learn more about the proposals, visit their website at:  http://www.uwyo.edu/trust_edu_init/index.html

Other Resources:

ENDOW - The ENDOW, Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming, initiative will coordinate and expand ongoing efforts across the state, as well as produce measurable results expanding the Wyoming economy.  Their preliminary findings and recommendations to Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead and the Wyoming State Legislature are available here:  https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7d64fb_47189b79c62f4f07a991fe8c6bed8f53.pdf .

Wyoming Business Council - The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) is committed to increasing the state’s prosperity by building strong, diverse and expanding industries; treating small business like a big deal; shaping Wyoming into the technology center of the High Plains and creating well-loved communities.  The WBC 2018 Benchmarks and Annual Report is available here:  http://wyomingbusiness.org/Uploads/DocumentLibrary/WBC/Annual%20Reports/benchmarks_2018_web.pdf.