Wyoming State Board of Education to consider emergency rules for accountability

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CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will host a virtual meeting starting at 8 a.m. on April 23, 2020 via the online Zoom platform. The board will consider adopting Chapter 3 Emergency Rule of Practice and Procedure to grant exceptions to accountability requirements to schools that were unable to administer the statewide assessment (WY-TOPP) for good cause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The draft rules would offer a streamlined way for districts to request this exception for all of the schools in each district.

The board will also consider voting to approve a vendor for the study of the effectiveness of the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act on Wyoming’s educational system.


Additionally, the board will discuss options for finalizing the Computer Science performance standards, as recommended by Governor Mark Gordon and Attorney General Bridgit Hill. This will include discussion of the process, timeline, and format for creating performance standards for grades K-12 in Computer Science and the other nine content areas.

Members of the public may listen online via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/95089620669, or by dialing (646) 558-8656 using access code 950 8962 0669. The SBE can be followed on Twitter @WYStateBoardEd.

Materials for this meeting are now available on BoardDocs. Previous meetings’ minutes and materials may be viewed through the board’s website.