Contacts

State Education Agency

Wyoming Department of Education

Brian Aragon

Hathaway Bldg., 2nd Floor

2300 Capitol Ave.

Cheyenne, WY  82002

307-777-8505

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Wyoming Association for Gifted Children

Wendolyn McGregor

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2011-2012
Total Student Population 
88,351
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
3,568
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $2,608,156

2011-2012:  $2,597,735

2010-2011:  $2,573,536

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
Yes
Does the state mandate services for gifted & talented education? 
Yes
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? 
State policy leaves LEA to determine
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
State policy does not permit
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