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  • WY-ALT Additional Ordering Window Now Open

    The WY-ALT Additional Ordering Window is now open. Building Coordinators who received an insufficient quantity of TA Kits can now place an additional order in TIDE.

    The WY-ALT Additional Ordering Window will close Friday, March 16.  

    Added February 12, 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. Kindergarted 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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