The ACT Assessment is composed of ACT's College and Career Readiness System.
The College and Career Readiness System (ACT Plus Writing) measures 11th grade students' skills in English, math, reading, writing and science.
ACT testing takes place in the spring of each school year. ACT results are updated in the fall of the following school year.
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Universal Screening (Acadience Learning formerly DIBELS)
The Acadience Learning formerly Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. SCSD#1 uses these assessments in kindergarten through third grade as well as with identified fourth through sixth grade students.
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Wyoming Alternative Assessment (WY-ALT)
The Wyoming Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (WY-ALT). The Wyoming Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (WY-ALT) is moving for the first time to an on-line platform and will be administered for the first time this spring. The WY-ALT is aligned to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards Extensions (WyCPS) and designed to allow students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an appropriately rigorous assessment.
The students in grades 3-10 will be tested March 11 through April 24, 2019. All students will be tested in English Language Arts (50 questions) and Math (50 questions) and students in grades 4, 8 and 10 will be tested in Science (50 questions). This assessment is given on the same locked down browser used for WY-TOPP testing. One of the major benefits is the student will have a human voice recording, not a computer text-to-speech generated voice. The test can be paused multiple times to accommodate the needs of our students. Since this is the first time for this type of online assessment, proficiency levels will need to be set using student work. WDE in conjunction with Wyoming teachers will meet in July to set these standards. WY-ALT results will be available the end of August.
The results of the WY-ALT, along with other measures of student performance, will enable teachers to provide individualized academic instruction to enable students to achieve high standards of academic performance and improve instructional programs. A student’s participation in the WY-ALT is appropriate when the Individualized Education Program Team has determined that the student’s academic achievement is best measured by Alternate Academic Achievement Standards, consistent with Wyoming’s participation requirements. Visit the WDE website for more information.
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WY-TOPP Interim & Modular Assessments
The WY-TOPP interim assessments are optional online adaptive assessments. These assessments are standards-based, adaptive (within grade level) assessments resulting in fair tests for students in all proficiency ranges, including students with disabilities.
Math, English Language Arts (ELA), and writing interim WY-TOPP assessments are available during the fall and winter testing window for grades 3-10. WY-TOPP fixed form interim assessments for 1st and 2nd grades in Math and ELA are available in the winter testing window. During the spring testing window kindergarten through 2nd grade will be required to take the reading interim WY-TOPP assessment. The math interim WY-TOPP assessment will be optional for grades k-2 in the spring.
Fall Interim window October 23, 2017-November 17, 2017
Winter Interim window January 16, 2018-February 9, 2018
Spring Interim window April 16, 2018-May 11, 2018
The WY-TOPP modular assessments are optional online formative assessments are available for grades 3-11* and can be administered on-demand throughout the school year. Modular assessments are short assessments that focus on a specific topic or skill e.g. ratios and proportional relationships. Results from the modular assessments will be available immediately after students complete the assessment. Participating in modular assessments can help instructors inform instruction and help students and teachers gain familiarity with the online test platform and tools. Science modular assessments for grades 4, 8, and 10 will be available during 2018-2019 school year.
*Grade 11 students will not participate in the WY-TOPP summative assessment. Grade 3-11 modular assessments are available for teachers to use with students within his/her grade level.
WY-TOPP Summative Assessment
The state assessments, PAWS (grades 3-8) and Aspire (grades 9-10), are being replaced by WY-TOPP (Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress) starting in the spring of 2018. ACT will continue to be the state assessment for grade 11 students.
WY-TOPP is an online summative assessment containing multiple item types (enhanced multiple choice, constructed response, technology enhanced, performance task). This online assessment was developed by American Institute for Research (AIR). Visit AIR's Online Testing webpage to learn more about the assessment.
Reading and math will be assessed each year in grades 3-10, science will be assessed in grades 4, 8, and 10, and writing will be assessed in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9. The WY-TOPP summative assessment window is April 16-May 11, 2018.
Practice tests are available in reading and math in grades 3-12 on the WY-TOPP Portal Student & Parent webpage.
For more information on WY-TOPP, visit the Wyoming Department of Education website.