Wyoming Graded Eighth in Education Quality

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Wyoming has been ranked eighth in the nation in Education Week’s 20th annual report card. According to a news release from the Wyoming Department of Education, the report, entitled “Quality Counts 2016- Called to Account: New Directions in School Accountability”, gave Wyoming an over score of 80.2 out of 100 points, and a grade of B minus.

State Superintendent Jillian Balow said “the efforts of our state to make education a priority are starting to show, and the development of a responsive state accountability system with funding support has put Wyoming ahead of the curve.” The 2015 grades are based three key factors that included the Chance-for-Success Index; K-12 Achievement Index; and school finance.