Contacts

State Education Agency

Wyoming Department of Education

Kari Eakins

Chief Policy Officer 

Suite E200

122 W. 25th St. 

Cheyenne, WY  82002

307-777-2871

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Wyoming Association for Gifted Children

Wendolyn McGregor

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2014-2015
Total Student Population 
92,218
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
not collected
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  2,627,926

2013-2014:  2,661,264

2012-2013:  $2,717,315

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Academically Gifted
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
No
Does the state mandate services for gifted & talented education? 
No
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the process of identifying gifted & talented students? 
No
Does the state have a policy requiring districts to recognize gifted eligibilities from other districts in the same state? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does the state have an acceleration policy? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does the state require general education teachers to receive training on gifted students after initial teacher certification is attained? 
No
Does the state require professionals working in specialized gifted ed programs to have a gifted ed endorsement or certification? 
Yes
Does the state monitor/audit LEA programs for gifted & talented students? 
No
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
No