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SF 57 - Amending Wyoming Accountability in Education Act - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -
Signed by Governor Matt Mead
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (38-18) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (27-3) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (Senate) (0-27) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (54-4) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (26-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Amending Wyoming Accountability in Education Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes standards for measuring school performance.

Highlights:
  • Requires the State Board of Education to implement a statewide assessment system that  measures individual student achievement for each public school district within the state, and the performance of the state’s educational system as a whole (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes standards for measuring school performance by student academic performance through the following standardized assessments (Secs. 1 and 3):
    • Reading and mathematics exams in grades 3 through 8;
    • Science exams in grades 4 and 8;
    • Writing and language exams in grades 3, 5, and 7 that do not exceed 3 hours; and
    • A standardized college readiness test in reading, mathematics, science and writing that is required for grade 11 and optional for grade 12.
  • Establishes the four levels of school performance as “exceeding expectations,” “meeting expectations,” “partially meeting expectations,” and “not meeting expectations” (Sec. 1).
  • Requires schools labeled “not meeting expectations” to file an improvement plan with the school district superintendent and the Department of Education (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the dismissal of a school’s principal if that school fails to meet the goals of an established improvement plan after 2 consecutive years (Sec. 1).
  • Appropriates $1.38 million from the School Foundation Program account to the Department of Education to pay for expenses incurred through the implementation of this bill (Sec. 7).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amending Wyoming Accountability in Education Act

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