Assessment Newsletter (Vol. 8, Issue 24)

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WDE Assessment Updates

January 29, 2021 |  Volume 8, Issue 24


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From 4-5 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2021

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will co-host a series of webinars with MetaMetrics on Lexile and Quantile Scores. These sessions are designed for K-12 administrators and educators. No registration is required, use this Zoom Link for Lexiles 101 to join.

Lexiles 101  - This introductory session helps lay the foundation for use of Lexile measures at the classroom level and will cover the following topics:

  • What is the Lexile Framework for Reading?
  • What are Lexile measures for students and what are Lexile measures for text?
  • Where are you receiving the measures?
  • What are the benefits of using the Lexile Framework for Reading?
  • Where are Lexile tools and resources available and how do you use them to guide instruction? 

For more information, contact Laurie Hernandez, WDE Director of Standards & Assessment, at 307-777-3469 or


ACCESS Testing: Monitoring Completion For Test Coordinators (Online)

From Noon-1 p.m. on February 2, 2021

This webinar will provide information on:

  • Student status reports.
  • Daily cumulative student status report.
  • Online testing statistics.

Click here to Join the Webinar on Feb. 2, 2021.

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  • September 1-June 18: WY-TOPP Modulars.
  • October 5-January 29: Reading Supports for Multilingual Learners WIDA eWorkshop Training Course (6 modules-15 weeks long).
  • January 12-February 5: WY-TOPP Winter Interims.
  • January 13-March 16: SAER System Open to Accept WY-ALT Exemption Requests.
  • January 13-April 27: SAER System Open to Accept WY-TOPP Exemption Requests.
  • January 19-February 26: ACCESS and ALT ACCESS Assessment Window.
  • February 2: ACCESS for ELLs During Testing: Monitoring Completion for Test Coordinators (Online) Webinar.
  • February 3: WY-ALT Test Administration Training (Online).
  • February 5: ACT Last Day to Verify Student Enrollment.
  • February 15-March 12: ACT Window For Ordering ‘Option 1’ Test Materials.
  • March 2-April 23: WY-ALT Assessments.
  • March 9: ACCESS for ELLs Post-Testing: Data Validation Webinar.
  • March 16: ACCESS for ELLs Post-Testing: Interpreting Score Reports Webinar.
  • March 23-26: ACT Window for Ordering ‘Option 2’ Test Materials.
  • April 13-May 7: WY-TOPP Spring K-2 Interims.
  • April 13-May 7: WY-TOPP Summative Assessments.
  • April 19-30: WorkKeys Test Administration Window.