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  • Spring Testing

    Due to the login issue for all users in the Test Delivery system, AIR and the Wyoming Department of Education encourage all schools to reschedule testing for the remainder of the day. AIR is actively working towards a fix.

    All users will be alerted via email and the Wyoming portal once this is resolved. We apologize for the convenience this has caused.

    Update 4/19: The Test Delivery System login issue affecting the Wyoming assessments has been resolved. All users and students are able to log in and test when ready. We appreciate all of your patience while we resolved this matter.

    Added April 18, 2018
  • Grade 1 and 2 Spring Interims

    Students who have taken the ELA and/or Math Interim during the Winter Window are currently unable to select these tests for the Spring Window. AIR is aware of this issue and working on resolving it as quickly as possible. Grade 1 and 2 students affected will be able to select the ELA and/or Math Interim tests tomorrow, April 17. We apologize for the inconvenience of not being able to access these tests today.

    Update 4/17: This is resolved.

    Added April 16, 2018
  • ELA Grade 9 Assessment

    Students taking the grade 9 ELA assessment are currently able to move on to the second segment of this test without TA approval. All users proctoring this assessment today should have the student pause the test once they have reached the segment 1 item review screen if the student does not have time to finish the writing portion. AIR is aware of this issue and the TA approval will be in place as expected tomorrow, April 17. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

    Since this is a known issue, in order to let the student back into the Grade 9 ELA test to complete the writing portion on another day, please submit an appeal. Please consult the TIDE Guide appeals section for more information.

    Update 4/17: This is resolved.

    Added April 16, 2018
  • WY-ALT IFT Test Settings and Tools

    The following Test Settings and Tools are available for the WY-ALT IFT: TTS Tracking, Permissive Mode, Zoom, Color Choices, and Print on Demand. Text-to-Speech is required for the IFT and is automatically turned on. Additional information on the available Test Settings and Tools is located in the WY-ALT IFT TA User Guide. These Test Settings can only be set in the TA Interface. Please note that the Test Settings and Tools in TIDE only apply to WY-TOPP.

    Added April 10, 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-ALT Independent Field Test (IFT) Window Now Open

    The IFT window is open until April 27. Before the end of this test window, all students eligible for the WY-ALT must take the IFT. Please review the WY-ALT IFT TA User GuideWY-ALT IFT Quick Start Guide, and WY-ALT Introduction to the IFT for more information.

    Please note: In order to end a test for the IFT, click on the gray box at the top left of the screen and type in the password, which is the student’s first name. Then, click the “End Test” button.

    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
  • TIDE Initial Ordering Window is Closing on January 22

    The initial TIDE ordering window for the WY-ALT is open until Monday, January 22. During this time, Building Coordinators and district personnel must verify building contact information and review pre-loaded orders for Test Administration (TA) Kits. If you have any questions please contact the Wyoming Help Desk at 1-888-897-8024 or wyohelpdesk@air.org

    Added January 17, 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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