Assessment Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 15)

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April 21, 2017  |  WDE Assessment Updates  |  Volume 5, Issue 15

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THe WDE has been overwhelmed with the enthusiasm of the responses we have received thus far. If you have not done so already, please participate in the competition to name the new statewide assessment system that will replace PAWS and be administered next school year. All Wyoming students are invited to submit their name suggestions at the link below. Entries may be submitted by individual students or classes of students through May 12th. The competition is limited to one submission per email address.

The winning name will be announced by May 26th.  The school district of the winning name will receive a box of books and goods, and the student or classroom will also receive a prize.

Contest Submission Link

ACT: Ordering materials for a makeup exam

Please see the correspondence from ACT regarding makeup test materials for students who did not take the exam on April 19. 

To order makeup test materials, follow the instructions in the Ordering Additional Materials Guide. Please note the “Makeup Orders” section in this document which discusses some differences for makeup materials available in PearsonAccessnextTM.

You can also watch the following video about ordering these materials:
Ordering Additional ACT Materials

Note: You must place an order for one “makeup kit” for each examinee testing on the makeup test date. Pay attention to the instructions in the Ordering Additional Materials Guide and the relevant screens in PearsonAccessnext.

Note: Please remember to verify student information in PearsonAccessnext for those examinees scheduled for makeup testing. If this information needs updating, refer to the “How to Submit a Request to Enroll or Unenroll an Examinee” section of the Using PearsonAccessnext™ for the ACT® Test document.

Window to Order Makeup Materials April 19 – 21, 2017

Window to Order Additional Makeup Materials (if needed, after the initial makeup ordering window closes) April 24 – 26, 2017


  • April 3 - May 8: ACT (online) window to conduct pretest sessions
  • April 10 - May 3: ACT Aspire Administration Window Open
  • April 14 - May 3: ACT (online) Window to precache test content before test day
  • April 19 - 21: ACT Window for test coordinator to submit makeup orders
  • April 19 - May 2: ACT Window to conduct pretest sessions for makeup test date    
  • April 19 - May 3: (online) ACT Administration Window Open 
  • April 19 - May 3: WorkKeys testing Window Open
  • April 24 - 26: ACT Window to add additional students to PAnext
  • April 28: Deadline for ACT to receive answer documents from initial test date
  • May 3: (paper/pencil) make-up ACT Administration
  • May 3: ACT (online) Deadline for schools to create and assign test sessions for online testing
  • May 4: WorkKeys (paper/pencil) Test coordinators return paper test materials
  • May 12: Deadline for ACT Aspire to receive paper materials