WY-TOPP Interim & Modular Assessments

Interim 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 windows are usually in August/September.
Winter Interim window are usually in January.

 Modular Assessments

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, they participate in ACT. 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) and recently acquired by Cambium Assessments. 

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 in April and May of every year. The assessments were cancelled in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19.  Summative assessments resumed the spring of 2021. 

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.

Student Achievement Results

(Data is from 2018-2019 and earlier because of COVID-19 restrictions during the summative testing window April-May 2020.)

WY-TOPP Authoring Tool

The Authoring Tool is located on the WY-TOPP testing site.  It is a tool used by teachers to create items and build tests with the items provided by Cambium.  All items are aligned to Wyoming State Standards and every question is linked to a standard.  Sweetwater #1 staff created over 6000 tests last year to gather information about student learning and adjust teaching as needed.  These formative tests can be created in as little as 5 minutes and displays data instantly.  The students get practice on taking tests that are "WY-TOPP" style.   The Wyoming Assessment Portal has a family portal for parents/guardians to preview and practice for the WY-TOPP.  Access the portal by clicking here.