Edited-Assessment Newsletter (Volume 5, Issue 26)

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August 18, 2017  |  WDE Assessment Updates  |  Volume 5, Issue 26


AIR will host two webinars for Wyoming Technology Coordinators. A video will be posted of one of the webinars for coordinators who cannot make it to either meeting. The following topics will be discussed during the webinar:

  • Overview of Wyoming Portal and resources
  • School/building readiness for testing
  • System requirements
  • Installation of the Secure Browser
  • Uploading student and user information
  • Time for Q&A with the presenters

Webinar log in information

Monday, August 28 @ 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30 @ 9-10 a.m.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 


You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3136 

Access Code: 844-812-477 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: https://care.citrixonline.com/g2m/getready 


1) WY-TOPP Spring Interim is now mandatory for K-2. Please see the superintendent memo for details. 

  • WY-TOPP On demand Modulars: release date TBD
  • WY-TOPP Fall Interim (Grades 3-10, Optional): October 23 – November 17, 2017
  • WY-TOPP Winter Interim (Grades 1-10, Optional):  January 16 – February 9, 2018
  • WY-TOPP Spring Interim (Grades K-2, Mandatory): April 16 – May 11, 2018
  • WY-TOPP Summative (Grades 3-10, Mandatory): April 16 – May 11, 2018
  • See WDE Assessment Calendar for more information.

2) The AIR Wyoming Assessment Website is now accessible. Tiles will become available as resources are uploaded. 

3) Technical manuals for WY-TOPP are available on this page of the AIR Wyoming Assessment Website.


2017 Statewide high school data is now available. Please see the press release regarding statewide results for WY-ALT, ACT Aspire, and ACT. Please note, these are aggregate results for high schools. The school performance rating for all schools have yet to be released. 


1) The 2017-2018 ACT administration will NOT include writing.
2) The extended time policy change (one hour to complete writing portion) only applies to the campuses that administer the ACT test with writing on any National test day.
3) Wyoming students with extended time will receive 5 hours to complete all four sections of the ACT exam. 


Individual Student Reports (ISR) and all aggregate-level reporting for schools and districts are available for access in the ACT Aspire Portal.

For detailed instructions on accessing various reports via the ACT Aspire Portal, please refer to the ACT Aspire Portal User Guide (pages 109-118).

For support, please contact ACT Aspire Customer Service at 888.802.7502

The Aspire Portal will close on October 15, 2017. 


There are two options for a one-day in-person training for the new WIDA Online Screener. The confirmed dates are September 19th and 21st with one training tentatively slotted to take place in the Casper area and the other in the Rock Springs/Green River area. As with all WIDA trainings/PDs, there will be no registration cost. These trainings will only cover the Online version, not the Paper version.

September 19, 2017 in Casper


September 21, 2017 in Rock Springs/Green River



  • August 28: WY-TOPP Technology Coordinator Webinar 3-4 p.m.
  • August 30: WY-TOPP Technology Coordinator Webinar 9-10 a.m.
  • September 5: WY-TOPP Test the system day at 9:00 a.m.
  • September 12-13: Evanston - Phase I & II Literacy and Formative Assessment Workshop
  • September 19: Casper - WIDA Online Screener Training 
  • September 21: Rock Springs/Green River - WIDA Online Screener Training 
  • September 21-22: Gillette - The Art and Science of Teaching, Unit 1
  • October 11-12: Casper - The Art and Science of Teaching, Unit 1
  • October 18-19: TBD - The Art and Science of Teaching, Unit 1
  • October 23-November 17: WY-TOPP Fall Interim window (Grades 3-10)