SCSD#1 Vision and Mission
Vision: As an innovative district, united with our community, we empower and inspire all students to academic excellence in pursuit of their interests and passions.
Mission: To provide a quality education for all students.
District Report Card Summary
State and school district report cards are critical tools for promoting accountability for schools, districts, and states. Publication of data on student performance and program effectiveness informs parents, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Report cards help parents and the general public see where schools and districts are succeeding and where there is still work to do. A well-informed public is an important resource in the school and district improvement process. Data can also help parents and other community members work more effectively with educators and school officials to promote school change.
Additionally, the more parents and community members know about the academic achievement of their children and schools, the more likely they are to be involved in the public school system. Equipped with information on academic results and teacher quality, parents and community members can make better decisions and choices.
This report card has been designed to provide district stakeholders with data to support effective communication, and drive district and school improvement planning.
For these reasons, states and districts receiving Title I funds must prepare and disseminate annual report cards. Contact the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment office with any questions 307-352-3400.
SCSD#1 Strategic Plan
District Report Card Links
State Accountability System
Under the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) requirements, schools are rated as Exceeding Expectations (blue), Meeting Expectations (green), Partially
Meeting Expectations (yellow) and to Not Meeting Expectations (orange). Sweetwater #1 has two schools rated as "Exceeding Expectations (blue)", seven schools "Meeting Expectations (green)", two schools "Partially Meeting Expectations (yellow)" and five schools "Not Meeting Expectations (orange)." WAEA model includes Mathematics, English Language Arts, & Science; ESSA includes Mathematics & English Language Arts. The state uses the ratings to meaningfully differentiate public schools. Wyoming Department of Education via the system of support provides support for "Partially" or "Not Meeting" schools. The WAEA rating and detailed reports are used by schools to write school improvement plans. In the improvement plans, the schools will set specific goals and write targeted action plans to support an increase student achievement and success for all students. School improvement plans will be submitted to WDE and published on the website on February 1, 2019.
Under the federal accountability model (ESSA), each school receives one or more of the following identification levels for support: Comprehensive Support & Improvement (CSI), Targeted Support & Improvement (TSI), Additional Targeted Support & Improvement (ATSI), and/or Unclassified. A designation of CSI is related to overall performance in Title I schools or a four-year, on-time graduation rate of less than 67% in any school. TSI and ATSI are related to the performance of subgroups. This year, Wyoming schools have been rated as either "Identified" or "Not Identified". Sweetwater #1 has two schools identified this year under the federal accountability model. It takes two consecutive years of being "Not Identified" to exit out of ESSA accountability.
When the 95% requirement is met for all enrolled students, there is no consequence. All SCSD#1 schools met the 95% participation rate required by WAEA and ESSA accountability models. If any school does not meet the participation requirement, the school will automatically receive a “not proficient” rating. For additional school accountability information, please click on the WAEA Accountability Reports link to the right.
Sweetwater #1 WAEA Accountability Reports
Sweetwater #1 Assessment and Achievement Data
Assessment and Achievement Data
Wyoming’s assessment system measures students’ progress toward the Wyoming Content Standards. It is used to enhance teaching and learning, support school improvement, and to provide data for accountability to help ensure the effectiveness of schools, programs, and staff. When used in conjunction with a school district’s annual assessment program, statewide assessments provide the information needed to develop and implement strategies for improvement of student performance.
Assessments (grades K-10)
- The Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress ( ) is a system of interim, modular on-demand, and summative assessments in reading, mathematics, and science. The interim assessments in reading and mathematics are administered in fall for grades 1-10, in winter for grades 3-10, and in spring for grades K-2. The science assessment is administered in grades 4, 8, and 10. The writing assessment is administered in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9. The summative assessments are administered late-spring in grades 3-10.
Assessments (grades 11 & 12)
is the capstone of the college and career readiness system. It measures students’ general learning outcomes in English, math, reading, writing, and science. This assessment is given once a year to all students in the 11th grade.
- WorkKeys is an optional assessment for students in grades 11 and 12 and is used to assess a student’s job skills.
WY-ALT (grades 3-10)
- The WY-Alternate (WY-ALT) is given once per year to students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-10 in and mathematics and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 English Proficiency Assessments
- The ACCESS for ELLs® is required once per year with all students who are English language learners. It assesses students’ progress in attaining English proficiency. An alternate ACCESS is also available for English language learners who also have significant cognitive disabilities.
- The Universal Screeners are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. This screener is given 3 times per year to students in Sweetwater #1.
- Common assessments are given to students in all grade levels and subject areas in Sweetwater #1. All assessments are aligned to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards. These assessments are designed by subject area committees (SAC) comprised of representatives from every grade level and all subject areas. The draft common assessments are published and validated district-wide for a year. Using feedback from all staff, the assessments are revised and made available to all teachers via Unified Classroom for online administration or SharePoint for paper/pencil administration.