Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress

LANDER — Some of the schools on the Wind River Reservation are struggling; this isn’t a new problem, but it is an important one.    Across the nation, Native American students often score lower than the average on tests such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Native American...

Literacy coach Crystal Lenhart in her office at Big Horn Elementary, May 2023. (Tennessee Watson/WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    Crystal Lenhart’s passion for literacy closed the gap in reading proficiency at Big Horn Elementary.    SHERIDAN — Learning to read well should be a reliable outcome of K-12 public education, but when Crystal Lenhart started as a reading specialist at Big Horn Elementary she...
SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 2 officials expressed some frustration Monday to local legislators regarding a bill passed in 2022 that requires school districts to use specific literacy screening and intervention tools as outlined by the Wyoming Department of Education and implement...

ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) performance goals for Newcastle High School. 

Both Newcastle Elementary School and Newcastle High School administrations have completed their mandated Wyoming Department of Education (DOE) School Improvement Plans after the two schools were designated as “partially meeting expectations” as a result of performance on last year’s statewide...
Both Newcastle Elementary School and Newcastle High School are preparing improvement plans to submit to the state after the schools were designated as “partially meeting expectations”  by the Wyoming Department of Education.  “School performance is evaluated on a combination of student performance...

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