Assessment Newsletter (Volume 6, Issue 67)

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July 5, 2018  |  WDE Assessment Updates  |  Volume 6, Issue 67


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The updated EL Guidebook is now available. The purpose of this guidebook is to set forth the conditions and methods for identifying, serving, and reporting to the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) a student as an Active English Learner (EL) or Monitor Status Year 1 or 2 student. This reporting is used to determine eligibility for the Wyoming Funding Model and Federal Title III – EL funding. Only Active ELs (those currently identified as Active ELs based on this guidebook) are eligible for Federal Title III – EL funding. Students that are Active ELs and those that are in the federally mandated two years of Monitor Status are eligible for state funding through the Wyoming Funding Model. Please follow this link to the updated EL Guidebook


The deadline to correct end-of-year May/June 684 Data Collection errors is July 13, 2018.

We are at the end of the 17-18 school year, and WDE is collecting final information on the WDE684. This data collection provides WDE information for accountability. It also defines the number of students in subpopulations. The number of Active ELs and those students on Monitor Status in each school, district, and the entire state are checked after all districts have submitted their data. WDE will then create an error report of information that is not accurate and districts are required to correct their data in a timely manner. WDE appreciates the time districts spend on making sure the WDE684 data is correct.


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For assessment purposes, IELP teams must ensure that any supports that the student receives during statewide assessments are appropriately documented. Follow this link to an optional IELP form that districts may use to document student supports, goals, meetings, interventions, etc. The information in Section 5 of the form is required for assessment administration. Documentation may be stored electronically or on paper. If a district currently has a process/form in place, it may continue to use it as long as the same information, as required in Section 5 of the WDE template, is collected.  

The IELP form is also located on the WDE Website under: For Educators > Content & Performance Standards > English Learners > Resources.


  • July 10-12: WY-TOPP Standard Setting Educator Panel in Cheyenne
  • September 4-28: WY-TOPP Fall interim window (Grades 1-10)
  • January 15-February 8: WY-TOPP Winter interim window (Grades 3-10)
  • January 22-February 26: ACCESS 2.0 assessment window (Grades K-12)
  • January 28-March 8: NAEP assessment window (Grades 4 & 8 for selected campuses)
  • March 11-April 24: WY-ALT online assessment window (Grades 3-11)
  • April 2: ACT paper test day (Grade 11)
  • April 2-4, 9-11: ACT online test window (Grade 11)
  • April 15-May 10: WY-TOPP Spring Summative window (Grades 3-10)
  • April 15-May 10: WY-TOPP Spring Interim window (Grades K-2)
  • April 16-30: WorkKeys assessment window (Grades 11 & 12)