Community members can shape what Wyoming students must learn to be eligible to graduate.
The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking state residents who are interested in serving on the standards review committees for health and physical education, fine and performing arts, and math extended.
The standards outline what students should know and be able to do by the time they graduate. They are written descriptions of educational objectives, not restrictions that mandate any particular teaching practice, curriculum or assessment method.
The committee that will discuss math-extended standards for students with significant cognitive disabilities will meet June 14 through 16. Fill out a call-to-participate survey at Bit.ly/2Z1MMq8 by April 21 if you’re interested.
Filling out a survey doesn’t commit anyone to serving on a review committee. Committee members are chosen from the list of those interested, and the education department will contact them directly through the email address provided in the survey.
Even if you don’t end up serving on a committee, there are still avenues to offer feedback.
There will be meetings at educational facilities in Saratoga, Casper, Gillette and Pinedale on the evenings of April 23 and 30, May 1 and 16, respectively.