Assessment Newsletter (Volume 7, Issue 10)

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11-01-19  |  WDE Assessment Updates  |  Volume 7, Issue 10



Additional Initial Training in Cheyenne

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. on January 15, 2020 

We have seen a larger-than-expected number of registrants for the initial ALT-TA Trainings. These trainings are being provided by our assessment vendor, AIR, per the WDE contract, in three locations across the state. At this time, the WDE is not able to amend that contracted work and no additional funds are budgeted for additional staff travel for this training. However, WDE staff can provide an additional training in Cheyenne at no additional expense. The WDE has worked with Laramie County #1, to set up a training time and space that will be open to all who choose this location. There is a separate registration link for this WDE-provided training which is set for 8:30-11:30 a.m.on January 15, 2020 at the LCSD#1 Training Center, 2810 House Avenue, Room 306, in Cheyenne. 


All Spring 2020 WY-ALT Test Administrators (ALT-TAs) must attend a training annually and complete the online Test Administrator Certification Course, available via the Wyoming Assessment Portal.

There are two types of training: 

  1. Initial Training (face-to-face) - for all new Alternate Assessment Test Administrators (ALT-TAs) - participants will receive direct training on WY-ALT test administration and technical assistance from the vendor (there are 6 sessions in December, listed below.)
  2. Online Refresher Training - for those who did the initial training last year and administered the WY-ALT assessment Spring 2019 - participants will get a refresher and updates on any information new since last year's training.

Training Locations and Dates:

  • 9 a.m.- Noon om Tuesday, December 10 in Afton. 
  • 1-4 p.m.on Tuesday, December 10 in Afton. 
  • 9 a.m.-Noon on Thursday, December 12 in Riverton.  
  • 1-4 p.m.on Thursday, December 12 in Riverton. 
  • 9 a.m.-Noon on Friday, December 13 in Lusk. 
  • 1-4 p.m. on Friday, December 13 in Lusk. 
  • 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, in Cheyenne, provided by WDE staff.
  • 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, which is an online refresher (this option is not available for first-time ALT-TAs).

For questions, contact the Wyoming Help Desk at or 888-897-8024.





1-3 p.m. on Wednesday November 6 

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