About the District Assessment System
The purpose of the K-12 District Assessment System (DAS) is to ensure equity of opportunity for Wyoming students by demonstrating alignment of district assessments to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards in all nine content areas. The DAS should be designed and implemented so that inferences pertaining to equity of educational opportunity are supported by outcomes as measured by the assessment system. State-required assessments, district assessments, school assessments, and classroom assessments are all included under the umbrella of the overall district assessment system.
The DAS is evaluated every five (5) years in conjunction with the AdvancED® district accreditation onsite review process. In addition to the statutory requirement of alignment to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards, the AdvancED® accreditation framework outlines other technical requirements for the district assessment system. More specific information on AdvancED® Indicator 3.2 Monitoring and Adjusting Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment can be found here Indicator 3.2, and Indicator 5.1 Student Assessment Systems can be found here Indicator 5.1.
District Assessment System Guidebook
The Wyoming Department of Education is committed to ensuring that all districts receive guidance to support the development of a robust district assessment system (DAS) that will meet student needs, system needs, and accreditation and accountability requirements. Through the work of the District Assessment System Steering Committee, the following document has been developed to provide guidance for districts.