Assessment Newsletter (Volume 6, Issue 96)

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March 22, 2019  |  WDE Assessment Updates  |  Volume 6, Issue 96


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WY-TOPP Summative Test Administration Manual - Online test

WY-TOPP Summative Test Administration Manual - Paper test

WY-TOPP Spring Interim Test Administration Manual

Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide

Guidance for Accessibility and Accommodations Manual

AIR Ways Reporting User Guide 

Test Security PowerPoint Slides (editable)

Test Security Agreement for Test Administrators and Proctors

Allowable Resources for WY-TOPP online assessment

Allowable Resources for WY-TOPP paper assessment

More resources can be found at


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July 16-18, 2019 - Cheyenne

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) seeks general education, special education, content specialists, academic coaches, curriculum directors, and administrators to participate in standard setting for the WY-ALT assessments in English Language Arts grades 3-10, mathematics grades 3-10, and Science grades 4, 8, and 10. Travel and lodging reimbursements will be offered to panel members traveling from outside of Cheyenne. All applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 1, 2019 will be considered. Please note preference will be given to applicants who apply by March 1, 2019.

Follow this link to apply for consideration to participate


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March 21-April 3

The pre-reporting data validation window for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs for Wyoming starts on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Data validation is an important process of reviewing student test records to identify errors and make corrections before score reports are produced. This is designed to identify student demographic, accommodation, and test result records that could potentially contain errors, as well as provide the opportunity for corrective action before reporting.

Test Coordinators can go to the WIDA AMS User Guide Supplement: Data Validation located in the Download Library in the WIDA Secure Portal. You can also view the training webinars and Q&A sessions schedule posted in the WIDA Secure Portal.

After the close of your data validation window, districts and schools will not have another opportunity to edit student data prior to reports being printed/posted to WIDA AMS.


Respond by March 31

If you would like to assist in selecting the EL workshops for the 2019-2020, complete this survey by March 31

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  • February 25-April 17: WY-ALT additional paper response options ordering window
  • March 4-29: WY-TOPP and WY-ALT address verification window
  • March 4-29: WY-TOPP paper order window
  • March 11-April 24: WY-ALT online assessment window (Grades 3-10)
  • April 2: ACT paper test day (Grade 11)
  • April 2-4, 9-11: ACT online test window (Grade 11)
  • April 15-26: WY-TOPP additional paper form ordering window
  • 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)
  • April 26-27: Wyoming English as a Second Language Conference - Casper
  • May 21: ACCESS 2.0 Interpreting Score Reports for Instruction Workshop - Casper
  • May 22: ACCESS 2.0 Interpreting Score Reports for Instruction Workshop - Riverton