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  • Reminder: End of the 2017-2018 WY-TOPP Administration

    Please see the upcoming closing dates of the AIR Systems for the 2017-2018 WY-TOPP Administration.

    • June 15 - The Modular Previewing System and the remaining Modular tests will close.
    • June 18 - Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will close.
    • June 22 - AIR Ways Reporting will close.

    AIR and WDE would like to thank you for a successful first year of WY-TOPP. We look forward to working with you next year. Please check the Important Dates page for upcoming dates as we start to prepare for the 18-19 administration.

    Added June 6, 2018
  • End of Spring of Testing Window

    The Spring Interim and Summative testing window will be closing at the end of the day Friday, May 11, 2018. All students K-10 that are eligible for the WY-TOPP assessment should be tested by this date. Please note the Spring Interim and Modular results are available in the AIR Ways Reporting System. All Spring Summative results will be reported in the Online Reporting System (ORS) on September 4, 2018.

    WDE and AIR would like to thank everyone for their hardwork, patience and diligence throughout this testing administration. We also thank you all for the suggestions and feedback to help us improve WY-TOPP going forward. We look forward to working with you next year. 

    Added May 4, 2018
  • Upcoming Events

    Reminder for the upcoming events for WY-TOPP that will take place during the summer months.

    WY-TOPP Performance Level Descriptor Committee for ELA, Math, and Legacy Science in Cheyenne, June19-20.

    WY-TOPP Science Content Review in Cheyenne, June 21-22.

    WY-TOPP Standard Setting Educator Panel in Cheyenne, July 10-12. If there are educators in contributing to setting proficiency standards, please see the application here. All applications submitted by 11:59 PM MT May 31, 2018 will be considered.

    Added May 4, 2018
  • WY-ALT Independent Field Test Webinar

    The WY-ALT Independent Field Test (IFT) webinar was held at 3 p.m. (Mountain Time) on April 11. A recording of this webinar can be accessed here.

    This webinar provides more information about how to administer the IFT and navigate the online Test Delivery System.

    Added April 9, 2018
  • WY-TOPP A.I. Scoring Webinar Reminder

    AIR will be hosting a webinar on "Scoring Writing on the WY-TOPP", March 8th at 2.00pm (MT). The webinar will focus on the AI scoring process and the difference between scoring writing on the Interim and Summative assessments. There will also be time alloted during the webinar for questions. Please register for the webinar here and note the webinar will cap out at nine hundred and ninety-nine participants.

    Added March 8, 2018
  • Early Elementary Blueprints

    Early elementary blueprints for grade K-2 are now available for ELA and Mathematics. All users are able to access the blueprints here.

    Added March 2, 2018
  • Grades 1 and 2 Assessments - TTS Accommodation

    This is a reminder to all users proctoring Grade 1 and 2 assessments TTS is not a functionality used within these tests. Kindergarten through grade 2 assessments have audio embedded in the items where audio should be provided for all students. Since text-to-speech (TTS) is an optional support, embedding within each item was intentional in order to provide audio support for all students where appropriate, based upon the standard being measured. Additionally, there are some items within the grade 1 and 2 assessments that will have audio for answer choices and some that do not, again due to purposeful item design.

    Please Note: If TTS is enabled in TIDE this will not carry over to the early grade assessments.

    Added February 2, 2018
  • Modular Previewing System - Grades 1 and 2

    Users have access to view Grade 3 through 10 Modulars in the Modular Previewing System at this time. Grade 1 and 2 Modulars will become available for users to view in the Modular Previewing System the week of January 22, 2018. As soon as Grade 1 and 2 Modulars become available for all users this post will be updated.

    Update 2/5: All Grade 1 and 2 Modulars are now available for all eligibe users to access. 

    Added January 18, 2018
  • AIR Ways Reporting - Grades 1 and 2

    Results for students who have completed any grade 1 or 2 Interim or Modular assessment are now showing in AIR Ways. Please note that the results for these new tests include overall percent correct and points earned for specific questions. For 2017-18, performance levels and scaled scores will not be reported for grades 1 and 2.

    Added January 18, 2018
  • Reminder to Building Coordinators to update all student information for Winter Interim Testing. Also, you are able to add students for Gr. 1 and 2 for testing before the Winter Interim testing window.  If you need any additional information of how to add students to TIDE please see the TIDE manual. The Winter Interim Testing window will be January 16 – February 9, 2018. 

    Added January 4, 2018
  • Windows Take A Test App for Student Testing

    The Windows Take A Test App is available for users in the field. For more information about this application please see the Secure Browser Installation Manual.

    Added December 13, 2017
  • Scoring Interpretation Online Training

    WDE and AIR will co-host a webinar in December looking at WY-TOPP Interim results. More information will be available in the November 17th newsletter. AIR Ways reporting allows educators to look at school level, class level, and individual student results for WY-TOPP modular and interim assessments. Click this link to view a recording of an AIR Ways Webinar. Please note that Wyoming will conduct standard setting next summer to determine cut points for proficiency levels.

    Added November 15, 2017
  • End of Fall Interim Testing Window:

    This is a reminder that the fall Interim testing window will be ending at the end of the day on Friday, November 17, 2017. The Modulars as well as AIRWays for all reporting of Interim and Modular results will continue to be available after Friday.

    Added November 15, 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, verifying and modifying orders, 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
  • 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
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