Wyoming is moving closer to the state Legislature’s goal of holding schools accountable for student learning.
A group of educators and the public met in Casper this week and developed the preliminary process that will be used for every school in the state. Each school will have a performance rating.
Schools will receive an overall school rating based on four indicators: achievement, growth, college and career readiness and equity — which deals with reducing the number of students who score below state-established standards. Each of those indicators is based on factors such as proficiency assessments and graduation rates.
The rating system won’t go into full effect until the 2013-14 school year at the earliest.