The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a bill that would focus accountability in education on individual schools in the state. The statewide education accountability phase one bill would establish benchmarks for schools. If schools don’t meet those benchmarks, they will have to develop a school improvement plan. Senator Chris Rothfuss says that lawmakers hope to measure student performance in coming months.
“Looking for student growth, student achievement, student equity measures, and we are looking at college and career readiness. We are trying to measure all of those things with the tools we have available,” says Rothfuss.
Rothfuss says the legislature is passing two school accountability bills this year that will help get student performance where many in the state believe it should be.