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Wyoming State Department of Education, 2004
Wyoming's Department of Education (WDE?s) Special Programs Unit conducts compliance monitoring for all IDEA procedural requirements on a five-year cycle. The current process began for Wyoming?s school districts in 1999-2000 and will be completed in 2004-05. The special education monitoring process is a comprehensive program review. The process…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Self Evaluation (Groups), Special Education
Hansen, Fred; Milton, Wayne; Shelsta, Steven. – Wyoming State Department of Education, 2004
2004 Session Laws, Chapter 111, requires the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) to conduct a study on the court ordered placements of students (COPS) in Wyoming. The study is also directed to look at day treatment and juvenile detention centers as cost-efficient alternatives to placements in existing institutions. The Department of Family…
Descriptors: Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Justice, Day Programs, Student Placement
Engstrom, Martha C.; Parrie, Chelsey; Miller, Russell; Li, Yuan – Wyoming State Department of Education, 2004
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to measure the major health risk behaviors performed by youth. These health risk behaviors include: behaviors that contribute to intentional and unintentional injuries; the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; sexual behaviors that contribute…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, High School Students, Middle School Students, Student Behavior
Wyoming State Department of Education, 2004
This document examines the progress of Wyoming State Schools. The following areas are brought into consideration in the progress: (1) demographics; (2) federal indicators; (3) technology preparation; (4) CTSO participation; (5) vocational education in schools; and (6) other services. Results for the 2003-2004 school year show that Wyoming students…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
Picus, Lawrence O.; Seder, Richard – Wyoming State Department of Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to determine if the cost structure of small schools located in large Wyoming school districts differed from the cost structure of small schools located in small districts across the state, and if a difference was found to recommend possible changes to the small school adjustment in the Wyoming school funding model.…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Size, School District Spending, Funding Formulas
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Wyoming State Department of Education, 2004
The Kindergarten Readiness Survey (KRS), using data collected by kindergarten teachers across the state, was determined to be an effective way to measure the effect of preschools and childcare settings preparing students to enter the K-12 education system. This approach allows for a more valid evaluation of programs and accurate assessment of…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children