Frequently Asked Questions about Test Delivery System
How will the WY-ALT be accessed?
The Test Administrator Interface can be accessed through the Portal and the Student Interface can be accessed through the Secure Browser. The district’s Technology Coordinator will first need to download the Secure Browser from the Wyoming Assessment Portal and install it on all devices students will use for testing.
Is the WY-ALT Secure Browser the same browser that is used for the WY-TOPP?
Yes. The Secure Browser used for the WY-ALT is the same Secure Browser used for the WY-TOPP. The WY-TOPP is administered through the same test delivery system as the WY-ALT.
What if our student does not use an iPad, but rather a tablet or Tobii?
Any kind of tablet, including non-Apple products, can be used for the WY-ALT. Be aware that iPad minis should not be used, because these screens do not display the test well (images are compressed, i.e., response options, additional images, or text for reading passages are difficult to see/read).
Will the Test Delivery System read the questions to the student or will the TA need to read the questions to the student on the WY-ALT?
The Test Delivery System will read the test aloud to the student using Human Voice Audio. Human Voice Audio provides correct pronunciation, appropriate pauses, and clear vocal pacing which is an improvement over many computer voice packs. If a TA has a student who may not react well to the provided Human Voice Audio, the Test Administrator may listen to the Human Voice Audio and then repeat it aloud for the student.
Is it allowable to not listen at all to Human Voice Audio and just read the WY-ALT?
No. Test Administrators (TAs) will need to listen to the complete audio provided for each test item. Some response options will have “hidden text,” meaning there is more audio text included with a response option than may be provided visually on-screen. For example, the TA may see a response option that contains a PicSym for "happy," but Human Voice Audio will say "The girl is happy." The TA will need to hear the full response-option text in order for students to make an appropriate response selection.
If a student does not react well to Human Voice Audio, TAs are welcome to listen to the Human Voice Audio using headphones and repeat what was said aloud to the student.
How will the WY-ALT be administered to students who are not at the level to interact with technology?
Students who are not able to interact with the technology may use paper accommodations, per their IEP. For information on ordering paper materials, please contact the Wyoming Help Desk (1-888-897-8024 or email@example.com)
How do I return to a previous question/item on the WY-ALT? I only see the next button.
To return to a previous item in the Student Interface, click on the gray box in the top left corner of the screen and type in the password, which is the student’s first name. The global menu will appear. The global menu includes navigation buttons allowing the Test Administrator and student to return to previous items.
How do you end a test in the Student Interface on the WY-ALT?
Click the gray box at the top left corner of the screen in the Student Interface and type in the password, which is the student’s first name as it appears in TIDE. The global menu will appear. If you have navigated through all items on the test, the “End Test” button will appear in the global menu. Select the “End Test” button.
The global menu password is not case-sensitive.