Assessment Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 18)

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May 12, 2017  |  WDE Assessment Updates  |  Volume 5, Issue 18

UPDATE: ACT Administration Dates 2017-2018

WDE and ACT have been working to add additional test dates for ACT administration next school year. Because the test date is earlier next year, we have asked ACT for more options. We are happy to announce that two paper test dates will be available next year. We are currently waiting to hear back from ACT about the paper accommodation window and the online testing window. 

Paper Test Dates: March 20 or April 3 (your campus must choose a date)

Paper Test Make-Up Date: April 24

2017-2018 ACT National Test Dates

September 9, 2017

October 28, 2017

December 9, 2017

February 10, 2018

April 14, 2018

June 9, 2018

July 14, 2018

WIDA Trainer of Trainers Professional Learning Retreat

WDE and WIDA have organized a 3-day Trainer of Trainers Professional Learning Retreat in Laramie, WY from June 6-8. We encourage district level EL coordinators, Instructional Facilitators, and Teacher Leads to attend the training. 

The WIDA Professional Learning Retreat is an interactive workshop that is based on a student-centered, teacher-focused approach to engage participants in a variety of facilitation techniques that they can replicate for educators of ELLs to better understand academic language development.

Melissa Paton from WIDA, will facilitate the Learning Retreat and she has been very well received in the past and has done many of the past PDs in Wyoming. District staff in Jackson also felt it was a worthwhile opportunity when they had the retreat in their area.

You will receive PTSB renewal credit for attending the retreat. 



  • May 22: ACT WorkKeys reports available in Registar
  • May 26: New Statewide Assessment Name Announcement 
  • June 6-8: WIDA Professional Learning Retreat in Laramie
  • July 7: ACT Aspire individual student reports and aggregate reports available in portal
  • July 28: ACT School, district, and state aggregate reports delivered