Wyoming

State Policies

Policy Area State Policy
Arts as Core Academic Subject

Common Core of Knowledge Areas: [includes] A) Reading/language arts; (B) Social studies; (C) Mathematics; (D) Science; (E) Fine arts and performing arts; (F) Physical education; (G) Health and safety; (H) Humanities; (J) Career/vocational education; (K) Foreign cultures and languages; (M) Applied technology; (N) Government and civics.  (Wyo. Stat. Ann. 1977 § 21-9-101)

Early Childhood Arts Ed State Standards Wyoming Early Learning Foundations (2013)
Elementary & Secondary Arts Ed State Standards Wyoming Fine and Performing Arts Content and Performance Standards (2013)
Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Elementary

District Curriculum: Each school district shall provide educational programs sufficient to meet uniform student content and performance standards at the level established by the state board of education in fine arts and performing arts [among other subjects]. (Wyo. Stat. Ann. 1977 § 21-9-101)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - Middle

District Curriculum: Each school district shall provide educational programs sufficient to meet uniform student content and performance standards at the level established by the state board of education in fine arts and performing arts [among other subjects]. (Wyo. Stat. Ann. 1977 § 21-9-101)

Arts Ed Instructional Requirement - High School

District Curriculum: Each school district shall provide educational programs sufficient to meet uniform student content and performance standards at the level established by the state board of education in fine arts and performing arts [among other subjects]. (Wyo. Stat. Ann. 1977 § 21-9-101)

Arts Requirements for High School Graduation

A high school diploma shall provide for one of the following endorsements: (i) Advanced endorsement which requires a student to demonstrate advanced performance in a majority of the common core of knowledge and skills and proficient performance in the remaining areas, which includes [among others] fine and performing arts; (ii) comprehensive endorsement which requires a student to demonstrate proficient performance in all areas of the common core of knowledge and skills; (iii) general endorsement which requires proficient performance in a majority of the common core of knowledge and skills. (WY Ed. Regulations Ch. 31 § 8)

Arts Alternatives for High School Graduation

Not found in statute or code.

Arts Ed Assessment Requirements

The combination of assessments that comprise the [district assessment] system shall be aligned with district content and performance standards so that the full set of standards in the common core of knowledge and skills [including fine and performing arts]...is assessed. (WY Ed Regulations Ch. 6 § 8)

Arts Ed Requirements for State Accreditation

School Accreditation--Student Standards: All public school students shall meet the student content and performance standards at the level set by the school district aligned to state standards for: Common Core of Knowledge [Fine and performing arts are a subject area]. (WY Ed Regulations Ch. 6 § 7)

Licensure Requirements for Non-Arts Teachers

Not found in statute or code.

Licensure Requirements for Arts Teachers

Not found in statute or code.

State Arts Ed Grant Program or School for Arts

Not found in statute or code.

Other State Arts Ed Policies

Effective school year 2015-2016, the success curriculum required to qualify for honor or performance scholarships eligibility [includes] two years of instruction in fine and performing arts, all of which shall be taken in grades nine through twelve, or two years of Career-vocational education or two [additional] years of foreign language [for a total of four years]. (Wyo. Stat. Ann. 1977 § 21-16-1307)

Links to Administrative Code

Wyoming Rules & Regulations

Links to State Statutes

Wyoming State Statutes

Arts Ed Surveys

Survey Info Description
Date of Survey

2009

Date of Release/Publication

2010

Population or Sample

Sample

Unit of Analysis (school or district)

School

Response Rate to Survey

150 (43%) of Wyoming's 360 schools responded to the survey, exceeding the sample target goal response rate of 30% by 13%.

Survey Report

Statewide Arts Education Assessment

Date of Past Survey

Not found

Public K-12 Education Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Enrollment

91,533

Pupil/Teacher Ratio

12.5

Per Pupil Expenditures

$18,382

% High School Graduation Rate

80.3%

% High School Drop-out Rate

5.6%

% Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch

37.8%

% Minority Students

19.9%

% English Language Learners

3.0%

% Served Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

13.0%