Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • WY-TOPP & WY-ALT: Testing & Accountability 

    The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) has canceled WY-ALT and WY-TOPP summative testing for the school year 2019-20, and no formal accountability determinations will be made for the 2019-20 school year.

    The U.S. Department of Education (USED) granted Wyoming a waiver on March 20 from certain federal assessment and accountability requirements in light of the widespread school closures due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The WDE is taking public comment on this waiver through April 20, 2020.

    Contact Jessica Steinbrenner at 307-777-8568 or jessica.steinbrenner@wyo.gov with any questions on assessments and Sean McInerney at 307-777-8752 or sean.mcinerney@wyo.gov with any questions on accountability.

    Added March 25, 2020
  • Returning WY-ALT Paper-Accommodated Test Materials

    Due to the cancellation of the WY-ALT Summative Spring 2020 testing window, all WY-ALT paper-accommodated test materials must be shipped back to Cambium at the return address below by April 10, 2020. Building Coordinators should verify that all paper accommodations listed on the school packing list are accounted for before returning. Please refer to the Spring 2020 Directions for Administration Manual, page 24, for further instructions.

    Return address:
    Cambium Assessment
    1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
    Room 5106
    Washington, DC 20007
    202-403-5122

    Added March 25, 2020
  • WY-ALT Test Window 

    The WY-ALT testing window will open on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Alternate Assessment Test Administrators (ALT-TAs) must complete the online Learner Characteristics Inventory (LCI) survey for each student testing prior to accessing the WY-ALT assessment. The LCI will be presented in the Student Interface prior to starting the assessment. WY-ALT TA Certified Test Administrators may begin administering the assessment once the test window opens. The WY-ALT test window will close on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

    Added February 17, 2020
  • WY-TOPP Winter Interim

    The WY-TOPP Winter Interim test window will open on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. TA Certified Test Administrators may begin administering the assessment once the test window opens. The test window will close on Friday, February 7, 2020.

    Added January 6, 2020
  • 2019-2020 Secure Browser

    The Secure Browser for the 2019-2020 administration is now available to download for various Operating Systems on the Secure Browser page. Please reference the Technical Manuals on the Technology Coordinators User Guides page for installation information. The 2019-2020 Technical Manuals will be available on Friday, August 16, 2019.

    Added August 12, 2019
  • Technical Directors – Chromebooks: Chrome v73

    AIR does not recommend updating your Chromebook machines to version 73 before testing. AIR is working closely with Google to address an issue in Chromebooks using version 73 that does not enable the TTS accommodation to be used correctly.

    Update August 12, 2019: AIR recommends updating your Chromebook machines to version 75 to remedy the TTS issues experienced on Chromebooks using version 73. Please contact wyohelpdesk@air.org for support.

    Added April 17, 2019

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