School Choice Score: 0%
While students are allowed to attend any public school in the state, moves from one district to another require districts to agree to such transfers.
Charter Schools Score: 62%
Because only school boards can sponsor charter school applications, there are still, after 20 years, only four quasi-charters operating in the state. Until there are multiple authorizers, or at least a binding appeals process, expect charter growth – and new options for parents and students – to be slow going.
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.
- Source: Digital Learning Now!
Teacher Quality Score: 65%
Neither tenure decisions nor licensure advancement and renewal are based on teacher effectiveness. There is no assurance that tenured teachers who receive poor evaluations will be placed on improvement plans or that they will eventually be eligible for dismissal. However, ineffective classroom performance is grounds for dismissal in Wyoming. Wyoming teachers may receive compensation for working in high-need schools.