The Wyoming Content and Performance Standards serve several purposes. They articulate a set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do, enabling them to be prepared for college and career success; to live a life that contributes to the global community. These expectations are communicated to students, parents, educators, and all other Wyoming stakeholders, and provide a common understanding among educators as to what students should learn at particular grades. State law requires the standards in each content area be reviewed every nine years. Content areas are reviewed based on a Standards Review Cycle approved by the State Board of Education, who also set the Standards Implementation Timeline.
Wyoming has adopted state standards in nine content areas: language arts, math, science, social studies, fine and performing arts, foreign language, health education, physical education, and career/vocation training.