CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is getting a chance to respond to a report by consultants that's critical of her agency's handling of public school reform.

Hill was scheduled to give her response before the Legislature's Select Committee on Education Accountability on Wednesday.

The report says the Wyoming Education Department has failed in some of its responsibilities and hindered other entities involved in the state's initiative to better prepare its public school students for college and careers.

The report blames much of the agency's failings on loss of too many key personnel in the last two years.

Hill said the report made irresponsible claims and was part of an agenda to make her elected office an appointed position.