State School Boards Association will monitor tougher UW standards

Nov 22, 2011

The Wyoming School Boards Association will monitor how school districts handle tougher University of Wyoming admission standards that take effect in 2013.  Association executive director Mark Higdon says the university is doing what it thinks best for the students but the devil will be
in the details.

The new admission standards were approved last Friday by the UW
Board of Trustees. They are aimed at improving the retention and
graduation rates of students who attend the state's only public
four-year university.

One small school district that voiced concern about the new
standards says some of its students will notice the change.
 Johnson County School District 1 Superintendent Rod Kessler says
small schools will find it more challenging to offer students
elective courses that fit around the required courses.