The Wyoming Department of Education announced that they are leaving the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium in order to procure a new assessment.
By Shane Vander Hart The Casper Star Tribune released a document they received indicating that Wyoming would not receive an ESEA waiver. In a memo from the Wyoming Department of Education that was sent to local school administration they outline several of the reasons: Several challenges prevent Wyoming’s waiver approval. One is the state’s inability […]
Below is a news segment on the Wyoming Common Core forums held last week in both Cheyenne and Casper. Below is a handout given to those who attended.
Like New York, Wyoming student test scores drop as well, and like New York it was “expected.” The Casper Star-Tribune reports: Statewide scores for elementary and middle school students in the Performance Assessment for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, this spring declined in every subject and every grade level from 2012 numbers, according to data released […]
A 6th grade teacher in Wyoming was placed under a gag order by her school’s administrator preventing her from sharing her concerns about the Common Core.
Common Core State Standards advocates typically make an argument that the development of the Common Core was state-led since it came out of the National Governors Association and Council for Chief State School Officers. They seem to neglect the fact that these are trade organizations not states and that state legislatures were bypassed as different […]
Here is an example from Wyoming why a state’s department of education should have as little authority as possible. Otherwise they think they can ignore the State Legislature. The Casper Star-Tribune published an editorial, “Education Dept. must start cooperating with legislature.” They wrote: The fact that a legislative liaison was barred from a Wyoming Department […]