When the state of Wyoming signed the MOA with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, it bound the state to the terms of the grant that the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium with the US Department of Education’s Race To The Top Assessment Grant Program.  This has opened doors for the federal government to access data on students in Wyoming.  To read more about how the assessment consortium gives access to the federal government click on the following link:

Here is another interesting article written about Wyoming and the federal government’s involvement in the Common Core:

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