WY-TOPP Summative Assessments
For grades 3-10, the WY-TOPP summative assessments are online adaptive assessments for math and English language arts. Students in grade 3, 5, 7, and 9 are assessed in writing. Grade 4, 8, and 10 students are assessed in science.
- 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
WY-TOPP Interim Assessments
The WY-TOPP Fall and winter interim assessments are optional online adaptive assessments. The fall interim assessment is for grades 1-10 and the winter interim assessment will be available for grades 3-10. WY-TOPP has a spring interim assessments for grades K-2. K-2 will have a spring mandatory reading interim and an optional math interim.
WY-TOPP Modular Assessments
The WY-TOPP modular assessments are optional online formative assessments that are available for grades 1-10 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. Modular assessments can help instructors inform instruction and help students and teachers become familiar with the online test platform and tools.
WY-TOPP Writing Assessments
Writing is assessed on the WY-TOPP summative assessment in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9. 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 modular assessments will include opinion and informative/explanatory prompts. Grades 6-10 writing modular assessments will include argumentative and informative/explanatory prompts.