Assessment Task Force
The Wyoming Assessment Task Force was formed in the spring of 2015 to study options for future statewide assessments, and to make a recommendation to the Wyoming State Board of Education and legislative committees. Their work will be presented to the State Board on September 23, 2015 and to the Joint Education Committee on October 30, 2015.
Task force members were chosen by a committee of State Board members from those who expressed interest through an online survey. All Wyoming Assessment Task Force meetings are open to the public.
- Wyoming Assessment Task Force Members
- June 29 Meeting Information
- July 13 Meeting Materials, July 13 WebEx
- July 28-29 Meeting Information, Meeting Agenda, Guiding Questions , Assessment Information
- August 14 Presentation
- August 21 Meeting Information
- September 9 Meeting Information, September 9 Meeting Agenda ,
Assessment Task Force Final Report
The Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) requires the Wyoming Department of Education to produce reports of school quality, including measures of growth, achievement, equity, and college readiness. The linked page provides information on the growth indicator adopted by Wyoming which is based on Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs).
District Assessment Resources
Per statute, MAP is required for students in grades 1 – 8 as a component of district assessment systems. According to statute, MAP is to be administered once per year in grade one but must be administered twice per year in grades 2 – 8. Districts have the option of testing more often as well. The documents below provide information that may be useful for district and school staff, including statewide average MAP scores (and standard deviations) over time as well as MAP RIT ranges aligned to to 2014 PAWS performance levels.
Assessment Professional Development Materials
- Balanced Assessment
- Comparing formative and summative assessment
- Assessment and Accountability Acronyms
Wyoming Growth Indicator
Lexiles – Metametrics
Quantiles – Metametrics
Mathematics and ELA Resources and Uses
Wyoming Measures Up
At wyomingmeasuresup.com, you’ll find many questions facing Wyoming education answered simply and clearly. To address and clarify issues in assessment, there’s the “What tests do students take?” page, and the assessment FAQ sheet .
Michigan Assessment Consortium–Common Assessment PD Modules
Michigan K-12 educators and a university have designed a professional development series designed to show local educators how to build and use common assessments. The 24 modules explain each major step in the common assessment development process. Each module has a PPT, script, user’s guide, and companion documents. The series was piloted during the 2010-11 school year, and revised by a development team. Educators who wish to develop common assessments are encouraged to use the materials as is, or adapt them for local use. The modules and associated resources can be found here.