School Choice Score: 0%
Charter Schools Score: 62%
Districts are the only charter school authorizers in Wyoming and they have created an environment where only four charter schools have been opened. Wyoming must liberalize their charter school sector and allow for multiple charter school authorizers in order to truly have innovative charter schools.
Online Learning Score: 72%
Over the past school year, three new single district blended learning programs were opened in Wyoming. Statewide, the Wyoming Department of Education estimates an increase of 21% of fully online students in 2012-13, and an increase of 68% of supplemental online enrollments. The total number of unique students participating in full- and part-time programs in Wyoming over the 2012-13 increased by 30% as well.
Teacher Quality Score: 65%
Evidence of student learning counts for 20% of the teacher evaluation criteria. Teacher ineffectiveness is grounds for dismissal. Evidence of teacher effectiveness is not the preponderant criteria for the granting/denial of tenure. Effective teachers are ineligible for performance related pay.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook