College and Career Ready Definitions
Wyoming has not adopted or made available a definition of college and career readiness.
Accountability Metrics
  • Student achievement status on state tests
  • Student growth on state tests
  • On track to graduate
  • Four-year graduation rate
  • Additional graduation rates (five or more years
  • Participation in advanced course work, including AP or IB classes or dual enrollment
  • Performance on college entry exams such as SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS
  • Career preparedness performance, including earning credentials or certificates, performance on WorkKeys, and grades in career and technical education courses
  • Unweighted GPA
Source: Center for American Progress. (2016). Explore the Data for ‘Making the Grade’. Retrieved from https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education/news/2016/05/19/137455...
College and Career Ready Reporting Metrics
Report Card1
ACT scores and participation rate1
NAEP scores3
Youth Risk Behavior Survey4
1. Wyoming Department of Education. (2009). State report cards. Retrieved from http://fusion.edu.wyoming.gov/MySites/Data_Reporting/data_reporting_stat...
3. Wyoming Department of Education. (2015). NAEP. Retrieved from http://edu.wyoming.gov/educators/assessment/naep/
Dual Enrollment and Early College High School

Dual Enrollment and Articulation

Wyoming state policy allows students to earn dual credit for academic or CTE postsecondary courses taken at their high school, a postsecondary institution, or virtually. Postsecondary institutions in the state are required to accept dual-enrollment credits (ECS, 2015).

Early College High School

Wyoming is not participating in the Early College High School Initiative (ECHSI). More information about schools participating in ECHSI is available at the ECHSI website (Jobs for the Future, n.d.).


Education Commission of the States. (2015). Dual enrollment – all state profiles. Retrieved from http://ecs.force.com/mbdata/mbprofallRT?Rep=DE14A

Jobs for the Future. (n.d.). Schools. Retrieved from http://www.jff.org/initiatives/early-college-designs/schools

Career Pathways

Wyoming has adopted the National Career Clusters Framework and is implementing all 16 Career Clusters.


National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. (n.d.). Wyoming [Interactive map of state CTE profiles]. Retrieved from http://careertech.org/Wyoming

Career Exploration and Career Plans

Wyoming does not have a statewide system for career exploration or career plans at the K–12 level.

Alignment Between High School Graduation and State College Admission Requirements

High School and College Alignment


High School Graduation Requirements

College Admission Requirements

English Credits:



Mathematics Credits:


4.0 (including Algebra I, geometry, and Algebra II)

Social Studies Credits:


None specified (N/S)

Science Credits:


3.0 (including one course in physical science)

Foreign Language Credits:



Arts Credits:



Additional Credits:


3.0 (selected from among fine and performing arts, social and behavioral studies, humanities, additional foreign language, or career-technical courses)

Total Credits:




Examination on the principles of the United States and state of Wyoming constitutions

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or ACT®


Wyoming Department of Education

University of Wyoming




Early Warning Systems

Wyoming may have a state-specific Early Warning System, but the system is not publicly available.