Wyoming Help Desk
The Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) is a system of interim, modular on-demand, and summative assessments in English language art, 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. In spring, the interim reading and math assessments will be administered 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 English language arts. 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, ELA, 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 Test Information and Distribution Engine (TIDE) User Guide
WY-TOPP Test Administrator User Guide
WY-TOPP Test Administration Manual for Interim and Modular Assessments
WY-TOPP Test Administration Manual for Summative Assessments (online)
WY-TOPP Test Administration Manual for Summative Assessments (paper)
WY-TOPP Test Administration Manual for Spring Interim Assessments (K-2)
Guidance for Accessibility and Accommodations Manual
Braille Requirements Manual
AIR Ways Reporting User Guide
Technical Specifications Manual
System Requirements Manual
Secure Browser Installation Manual
Test Security PowerPoint Slides
WY-TOPP Parents FAQ
WY-TOPP Teachers FAQ
WY-TOPP Accommodations FAQ
Interim and Modular Scoring FAQ
WY-TOPP Writing Auto Score FAQ
A.I. Scoring for Writing Webinar (Video)
Acceptable Use – Modular and Interim Assessment Items
Q&A Responses from District Test Coordinator Webinar
Allowable Resources for WY-TOPP online assessment
Allowable Resources for WY-TOPP paper assessment
AIR Ways Reporting Webinar (Video)
WY-TOPP Winter Interim & Modular Results Webinar (Video)
WY-TOPP District Test Coordinator Training (Video)
Technology Coordinator Webinar (Video)
Technology Coordinator Webinar (Slides)
DESMOS Calculator Webinar (Video)
Quality Assurance Checklist
Assessment Blueprints and Writing Rubrics
Assessment Best Practices Guide
2018 WY-TOPP Estimated Testing Times
WY-TOPP/PAWS Accommodations Crosswalk
USER role and access chart
DOK Definitions for Mathematics
Desmos Calculator for High School
Desmos Calculator for Grades 7 and 8
Desmos Calculator for Grade 6