Archived Announcements

All Archived Announcements

  • TIDE Downtime 

    In preparation for the Winter administration, the Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) will be down from December 24, 2018, through January 4, 2019. TIDE will not be accessible during this time. We recommend that schools update any student information for Modular and Interim testing before the Winter window prior to December 24th. TIDE will be accessible again on Monday, January 7, 2019.

    Added December 13, 2018
  • WY-ALT TA Training Registration Closing Soon

    The Spring 2019 WY-ALT Test Administrator Training Registration will be closing Thursday, January 3, 2019. This in-person training is mandatory for ALL Alternate Assessment Test Administrators who are administering the Spring 2019 WY-ALT. Please register here.

    Added December 13, 2018
  • Secure Browser Update - Mac OS

    AIR is now able to support testing for MacOS version 10.14. All field users using MacOS version 10.13 and 10.14 should update their Secure Browser to the latest version of 10.6 for future testing. Users please uninstall the old version of the Secure Browser and install the new version 10.6 by December 31, 2018. After this date, the previous secure browser will no longer be suported for MacOS. Please see the installation link on the Secure Browser page.

    If you need any help with installtion steps access the Secure Browser Installation Manual or call the for support.

    *Note the new browser will work on all versions of MacOS that's supported (10.9+)

    Added November 29, 2018
  • ORS Downtime

    In preparation for the rollover to the 2018-19 administration, the Online Reporting System (ORS) will be experiencing some downtime from Oct.3-5. ORS will not be accessible during this time. We recommend that schools download all Individual Student Reports (ISRs) and other data files prior to October 3. ORS will be accessible again on Monday October 8, 2018.

    Added October 1, 2018
  • Writing Rubric Reminders

    WY-TOPP writing rubrics are available for the 2018-19 administration 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 are offered as optional Modulars for each grade. Writing prompts are included on the Interim and Summative Assessments for grades 3, 5, 7, and 9.

    Added September 17, 2018
  • WY-TOPP Paper Individual Student Reports (ISRs) & Labels Shipped Last Week


    A data transfer discrepancy was found in the date of birth field which resulted in a large number of ISRs to have the wrong date of birth printed. New ISRs and result labels for the cumulative files for ALL students are going to be printed and shipped out to schools.  It will take at least 2 weeks for AIR to reprint, package, and ship these out to schools. Schools may securely dispose the first shipment of ISRs and results labels.


    WDE and AIR have verified that student testing data is correct and was not impacted by this error. The data has been updated on Fusion to reflect the correct date of birth. 


    You may continue with your embargoed review of the data through Friday, September 21, 2018.  This correction has not impacted the review timeline and district data needs to be verified by 9/21/18.  For further information on your Confidential Review, please refer to Memo 2018-097: 2017-18 WY-TOPP and WY-ALT Grade 3-10 Student-Level Confidential Reports


    If you have further questions, please contact the correct group/person below:

    Added September 12, 2018
  • 2018-2019 Secure Browser

    The Secure Browser for the 2018-2019 administration is now available for download for various Operating Systems on the designated Secure Browser page. Please see the Technical Manuals for all the up-to-date install and download information.

    Added August 15, 2018
  • WY-TOPP District Test Coordinator Training

    Regional WY-TOPP District Test Coordinator training will start August 28. AIR will conduct half-day trainings on the dates listed below. Topics that will be discussed during the training include:

    • Wyoming Assessment Portal
    • Test Delivery System (TDS)
    • Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE)
    • AIR Ways
    • Online Reporting System (ORS)

    Please mark your calendars for the date and location that works best with your schedule.

    • August 28 - 8:30 - 11:30 in Cheyenne, 2810 House Ave. Rm. 306, Training Center
    • August 29 - 8:30 - 11:30 in Pinedale, 665 N. Tyler, Boardroom 
    • August 30 - 8:30 - 11:30 in Buffalo, 601 W. Lott St., Boardroom

    Please register here. Look forward to seeing you soon!

    Added July 27, 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    Added January 17, 2018

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