Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • New Resources:

    This portal is your source for information about the WY-TOPP and WY-ALT assessments. New resources will be posted to the portal to help users navigate the assessment system. Please see the new available resources listed below that will be updated weekly for your convenience.

    WY-TOPP

    WY-ALT

    For additional assistance, please contact the AIR Help Desk at 888-897-8024 or wyohelpdesk@air.org.

    Added October 20, 2017
  • Writing Rubrics:

    WY-TOPP writing rubrics are now available under Resources for the Modular, Interim, and Summative assessments. These rubrics are organized by grade band and by type of writing: informative, opinion, and argumentative writing. Writing prompts will be included as optional Modulars for each grade and on the Interim and Summative Assessments for grades 3, 5, 7, and 9.

    Added October 17, 2017
  • TA Certification Course:

    The TA Online Certification Course is available to all eligible users and must be completed before administering Modular or Interim Assessments.

    Added October 3, 2017
  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE):

    The TIDE system is now available to Wyoming users for the 17-18 testing year for WY-TOPP and WY-ALT. Based on the user’s role, this system will give access to managing user accounts, managing student information and test settings, and creating rosters that can be used to view test data, as well as other administrative tasks. The TIDE user manual provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine and is available here

    Please note: All WY-ALT users who had access to AIR Wyoming Assessment systems in 2016-2017 will continue to have access this year. All new users will receive an email from AIRAST-DoNotReply@airast.org when a District Test Coordinator (DTC) or Building Coordinator (BC) has created the account. This email contains instructions on how to create a password and log in. 

    Added October 3, 2017
  • WY-TOPP Blueprints:

    The WY-TOPP assessment blueprints for Summative, Interims and Modulars are now available for the 2017-2018 administration. All blueprints are accessible on portal through a link here and WDE’s assessment blueprint website.

    Added September 21, 2017
  • WY-TOPP Regional Trainings:

    AIR will conduct regional WY-TOPP training’s the week of October 9 – 13.  The trainings will provide information on all systems that will be accessed during the fall Interim testing window. Please find the WY-TOPP System Training Information sheet here, this document provides key information and dates for the upcoming in-person trainings. District Assessment Coordinators are encouraged to attend one of the regional trainings.

    *Note: the Gillette and Thermopolis locations are no longer taking attendees due to reaching capacity.

    Added September 21, 2017
  • Technology Coordinator Webinar:

    The Technology Coordinator webinar and slide deck are currently available in the Technology Coordinators folder here. This new resource is a recording of the August 28th Technology Coordinator Webinar and a PDF of all sides from the training.

    Added August 31, 2017
  • Test the System Day:

    A new resource, Test the System Day Quick Guide, is currently available in the Technology Coordinators folder here. This quick guide contains need-to-know information for September 5, 2017.

    Added August 29, 2017
  • Welcome!

    This portal is your source for information about the Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) and Wyoming’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (WY-ALT). In the coming weeks, additional manuals and resources will be posted here. To register for email alerts when announcements and/or resources post, click the button in the top right of the header.

    Added September 2, 2014

Students & Family

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District and Building Coordinators

  • Writing Rubrics:

    WY-TOPP writing rubrics are now available under Resources for the Modular, Interim, and Summative assessments. These rubrics are organized by grade band and by type of writing: informative, opinion, and argumentative writing. Writing prompts will be included as optional Modulars for each grade and on the Interim and Summative Assessments for grades 3, 5, 7, and 9.

    Added October 17, 2017
  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE):

    The TIDE system is now available to Wyoming users for the 17-18 testing year for WY-TOPP and WY-ALT. Based on the user’s role, this system will give access to managing user accounts, managing student information and test settings, and creating rosters that can be used to view test data, as well as other administrative tasks. The TIDE user manual provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine and is available here

    Please note: All WY-ALT users who had access to AIR Wyoming Assessment systems in 2016-2017 will continue to have access this year. All new users will receive an email from AIRAST-DoNotReply@airast.org when a District Test Coordinator (DTC) or Building Coordinator (BC) has created the account. This email contains instructions on how to create a password and log in. 

    Added October 3, 2017
  • WY-TOPP Regional Trainings:

    AIR will conduct regional WY-TOPP training’s the week of October 9 – 13.  The trainings will provide information on all systems that will be accessed during the fall Interim testing window. Please find the WY-TOPP System Training Information sheet here, this document provides key information and dates for the upcoming in-person trainings. District Assessment Coordinators are encouraged to attend one of the regional trainings.

    *Note: the Gillette and Thermopolis locations are no longer taking attendees due to reaching capacity.

    Added September 21, 2017

Teachers/Test Administrators

  • Writing Rubrics:

    WY-TOPP writing rubrics are now available under Resources for the Modular, Interim, and Summative assessments. These rubrics are organized by grade band and by type of writing: informative, opinion, and argumentative writing. Writing prompts will be included as optional Modulars for each grade and on the Interim and Summative Assessments for grades 3, 5, 7, and 9.

    Added October 17, 2017
  • TA Certification Course:

    The TA Online Certification Course is available to all eligible users and must be completed before administering Modular or Interim Assessments.

    Added October 3, 2017
  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE):

    The TIDE system is now available to Wyoming users for the 17-18 testing year for WY-TOPP and WY-ALT. Based on the user’s role, this system will give access to managing user accounts, managing student information and test settings, and creating rosters that can be used to view test data, as well as other administrative tasks. The TIDE user manual provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine and is available here

    Please note: All WY-ALT users who had access to AIR Wyoming Assessment systems in 2016-2017 will continue to have access this year. All new users will receive an email from AIRAST-DoNotReply@airast.org when a District Test Coordinator (DTC) or Building Coordinator (BC) has created the account. This email contains instructions on how to create a password and log in. 

    Added October 3, 2017
  • WY-TOPP Blueprints:

    The WY-TOPP assessment blueprints for Summative, Interims and Modulars are now available for the 2017-2018 administration. All blueprints are accessible on portal through a link here and WDE’s assessment blueprint website.

    Added September 21, 2017

Technical Coordinators

  • Technology Coordinator Webinar:

    The Technology Coordinator webinar and slide deck are currently available in the Technology Coordinators folder here. This new resource is a recording of the August 28th Technology Coordinator Webinar and a PDF of all sides from the training.

    Added August 31, 2017
  • Test the System Day:

    A new resource, Test the System Day Quick Guide, is currently available in the Technology Coordinators folder here. This quick guide contains need-to-know information for September 5, 2017.

    Added August 29, 2017

WY-ALT Assessment Students and Families

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE):

    The TIDE system is now available to Wyoming users for the 17-18 testing year for WY-TOPP and WY-ALT. Based on the user’s role, this system will give access to managing user accounts, managing student information and test settings, and creating rosters that can be used to view test data, as well as other administrative tasks. The TIDE user manual provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine and is available here

    Please note: All WY-ALT users who had access to AIR Wyoming Assessment systems in 2016-2017 will continue to have access this year. All new users will receive an email from AIRAST-DoNotReply@airast.org when a District Test Coordinator (DTC) or Building Coordinator (BC) has created the account. This email contains instructions on how to create a password and log in. 

    Added October 3, 2017

WY-ALT Assessment Teachers and TAs

  • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE):

    The TIDE system is now available to Wyoming users for the 17-18 testing year for WY-TOPP and WY-ALT. Based on the user’s role, this system will give access to managing user accounts, managing student information and test settings, and creating rosters that can be used to view test data, as well as other administrative tasks. The TIDE user manual provides an overview of the Test Information Distribution Engine and is available here

    Please note: All WY-ALT users who had access to AIR Wyoming Assessment systems in 2016-2017 will continue to have access this year. All new users will receive an email from AIRAST-DoNotReply@airast.org when a District Test Coordinator (DTC) or Building Coordinator (BC) has created the account. This email contains instructions on how to create a password and log in. 

    Added October 3, 2017

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