CHEYENNE – Results for the second administration of the Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) are now available online. The results indicate an increase in proficiency rates over most grade levels and content areas.
Overall student proficiency rates have increased in English Language Arts (ELA) by 2.6%, Math by 2.1% and Science by .9%. The largest increases occurred in grade 9 ELA, rising 8.3%, grade 3 ELA, rising 3.4% and grade 6 Math, rising 3.1%
“Students are comfortable with the online format of WY-TOPP and teachers have meaningful results almost immediately,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. “Besides providing a much better measure of student performance, WY-TOPP has allowed us to spend less money on statewide assessments – and take up less classroom time for testing .”
Wy-TOPP is administered through an adaptive online platform. Students in grades 3-10 took WY-TOPP summative assessments for math and English language arts. Grade 4, 8, and 10 students were also assessed in science through a fixed-form online assessment. Students in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9 were assessed in writing. More information is available here.
New this year, the Wyoming Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (WY-ALT) moved from a paper-and-pencil assessment to the same online platform as WY-TOPP.
WY-TOPP results will be used to inform accountability determinations, which will be released on September 16, 2019.
Along with the WY-TOPP results, the 2019 state-, district-, and school-level results for the ACT taken by students in grade 11 are also available online.
The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will host a media call-in at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 to discuss the spring 2019 statewide testing results. To join the call-in, visit www.uberconference.com/wdeuberconference, or dial 888-670-9530 or 307-438-9905, or join us in person in Room 227 of the Herschler East Building, 122 W. 25th St. E200 in Cheyenne.
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