BOX 7-2 The Wyoming Basket, 1990-1997

Regulations adopted by the State Board of Education in 1990 required that:



Section 7. Common Core of Knowledge. All public school students shall meet the student performance standards at the level set by the school and district in the following areas of knowledge:

(a)  

 

Language Arts;

(b)  

 

Social Studies;

(c)  

 

Mathematics;

(d)  

 

Science;

(e)  

 

Fine Arts and Performing Arts;

(f)  

 

Physical Education;

(g)  

 

Health and Safety;

(h)  

 

Humanities;

(i)  

 

Career Options;

(j)  

 

Foreign Cultures Including Languages;

(k)  

 

Applied Technology



Section 8. Common Core of Skills. All public school students shall meet student performance standards at the level set by school and district in the following skills:

(a)  

 

Problem Solving;

(b)  

 

Interpersonal Communications;

(c)  

 

Keyboarding and Computer Applications;

(d)  

 

Critical Thinking;

(e)  

 

Creativity;

(f)  

 

Life Skills, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

Section 11. At-Risk Students. The district shall have policies and procedures for every school in the district to identify and intervene with at-risk students. In addition, all schools shall provide instruction as appropriate through the school curriculum directed at the prevention of at-risk behavior.



Section 12. [High School] Graduation Requirements.

(a)  

 

A student shall master the student performance standards within the common core of knowledge and skills at the levels set by the district and the schools, including alternative schools.



Section 13. Services. All districts shall provide the following support services for all students:

(a)  

 

Health Services;

(b)  

 

Media Services;

(c)  

 

Guidance Services

SOURCE: Catchpole (1996).



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