By Bob Beck
Laramie, WY – Wyoming education officials have announced that they adopted the new national standards for math and language arts. This should mean tougher requirements for students. In math, Alan Moore of the Wyoming Department of Education says students will be exposed to more challenges at an earlier age,
"Another difference we see in mathematics is compared to our current standards in Wyoming they have higher expectations for how much math a student is expected to be prepared for."
For language arts there will be an emphasis on writing in classes outside of English, such as Social Studies. State officials say the new standards could lead to less testing of students to determine their competency. The standards will be reviewed again before they are implemented in Wyoming.