academic standards

Wyoming State Board of Education

Summer break is in full swing, and across Wyoming, high school graduates are rejoicing their accomplishments and preparing for what's next. But who determines what it takes to get that diploma? Wyoming Public Radio's education reporter Tennessee Watson reached out to the Wyoming State Board of Education, who selected vice chair Sue Belish to talk about how statewide standards get created. 

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The Wyoming Department of Education is looking for people to participate in the Math Standards Review Committee.

The math standards are short written descriptions that detail what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level, and by the time they graduate.

Laurie Hernandez, the Wyoming Department of Education’s Supervisor of Standards, said anyone who is interested is encouraged to apply, as long as you can commit to meeting several times this upcoming summer.