Wyoming Moves Closer to School Rating System

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Monday, October 8, 2012

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.

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