WY-TOPP

Contact Information

Jessica Steinbrenner
Assessment Supervisor
(307) 777-8568
jessica.steinbrenner@wyo.gov

Michelle Carroll
Assessment Consultant
(307) 777-3618
michelle.carroll@wyo.gov

Catherine Palmer
Assessment Consultant
(307) 777-5296
catherine.palmer@wyo.gov

Wyoming Help Desk
Tel 888-897-8024
Fax 877-218-7663
wyohelpdesk@air.org


WY-TOPP Portal

The Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) is a system of interim, modular on-demand, and summative assessments in reading, mathematics, and science. The WY-TOPP interim assessments in reading and mathematics are administered in fall for grades 3-10, in winter for grades 1-10, and in spring for grades K-2. The WY-TOPP science assessment is administered in grades 4, 8, and 10. The WY-TOPP writing assessment is administered in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9. The WY-TOPP summative assessments are administered late-spring in grades 3-10.

WY-TOPP Summative Assessments

For grades 3-10, the WY-TOPP summative assessments are online adaptive assessments for Math and Reading. Grade 4, 8, and 10 students will also be assessed in science. The science assessment will be a fixed form online assessment. Students in grade 3, 5, 7, and 9 will also be assessed in writing.

  • Online with multiple item types (e.g., enhanced multiple choice, constructed response, technology enhanced, performance task)
  • Testing time is limited to 1% of the school year (e.g., 9 hours for elementary, 10 for middle school, and 11 for high school); this is for “actual testing time” and does not include test prep, breaks, or time reading the instructions
  • Comparability across states – students’ scores are to be comparable to students’ scores from other states
  • Reporting deadline of August 1st to facilitate school improvement activities
  • Readiness check and training will be conducted to ensure schools have a smooth online test administration

Summative Assessment window April 16, 2018-May 11, 2018

WY-TOPP Interim Assessments

For grades 3-10*, the WY-TOPP interim assessments are optional online adaptive assessments. Math, reading, and writing interim assessments will be available during the fall and winter Interim window for grades 3-10. WY-TOPP will have fixed form interim assessments for grades K-2. K will have a spring mandatory reading and optional math interim. Grades 1 and 2 will have an optional winter interim for reading and math; the spring interim will include an optional math and mandatory reading assessment.

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

WY-TOPP Modular Assessments

The WY-TOPP modular assessments are optional online formative assessments that will be available on October 23, 2017 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 Writing Assessments

Writing is assessed on the WY-TOPP summative assessment in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9. The writing assessment will be a segment within the ELA summative assessment. The writing assessment will include 1 stand-alone prompt. Because of the adaptiveness of the exam students in grades 3 and 5 will be presented with an opinion or an informative/explanatory prompt. Students in grades 7 and 9 will be presented with an argumentative or an informative/explanatory prompt.

Writing is available to be assessed on the optional WY-TOPP interim assessments in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9. The same breakdown of prompt types apply to the interim as the summative.

Writing is also available for grades 3-10 on the optional modular assessments. Grades 3-5 writing modulars will include opinion and informative/explanatory prompts. Grades 6-10 writing will include argumentative and informative/explanatory prompts.

*Writing rubrics will soon be available.


WY-TOPP RESOURCES

WY-TOPP Test Administration Manual for Interim and Modular Assessments
WY-TOPP Test Information and Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide
WY-TOPP Test Administrator User Guide
Building Coordinator’s Manual
Test Security Agreement
Test Security Procedures
Test Observation Checklist
Test Inventory Form
Irregularity Report (IRR) Form
Students Not Tested Form

AIR Ways Reporting User Guide
Performance Level Descriptors
Cut Scores
Score Interpretation Guide
Proficiency Level Ranges
Performance Level Descriptors
Cut Scores
Growth Measure