UINTA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1
January 2018-Weekly Newsletter, Vol.8
HAPPY NEW YEAR! WELCOME BACK!
Clark Elementary Celebrity Readers and Ugly Sweaters!
WY-TOPP TEACHERS FAQ
WY-TOPP stands for Wyoming’s Test of Proficiency and Progress. WY-TOPP, like PAWS, will continue to assess students on Wyoming Content and Performance Standards. However, WY-TOPP will be administered online with a computer adaptive assessment, will be administered later in the school year, and will include more than just the end-of-year summative assessment. Teachers will be able to give interim assessments and modular assessments (end-of-unit) to their students.
Will the test be Wyoming specific?
Yes, WY-TOPP will be a customized summative and interim assessment system, built for Wyoming using items aligned to the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards.
What is the summative assessment?
Summative assessments are end-of-year, standards-based, adaptive assessments which support access and fairness in measuring all students while offering quick, detailed reporting at the domain level. Students in grades 3-10 will take the WY-TOPP summative assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Writing will be assessed in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9; Science will be assessed in grades 4, 8, and 10. Please note in the first year, results will be delayed until after standard-setting occurs in the summer of 2018.
What are the interim assessments?
Interim assessments are similar to the summative assessment in that they are built with similar items, but are shorter and administered during seasonal testing windows. In grades 3-10, the interim assessment will be adaptive and offer instant, detailed reporting at the domain level, and educators will be able to see each student’s response to items. The K-2 interims will be fixed form assessments. Students in grade K-2 will participate in the Spring Interim, and this data will be used by schools to ensure students are proficient in reading by the end of Grade 3 in order to meet W.S. 21-3-401(c).
Jamie Liechty-1st grade teacher at North Elementary
Bethany Jones- Speech-Language Pathologist
Bethany is a speech-language pathologist from Green River, Wyoming. She is currently working with North Elementary and Evanston Middle School. She recently graduated from her Master's program at the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!). She enjoys living and working in the Evanston community and is happy to be back in her beautiful home.
Brett Smith-Special Education Teacher at Davis Middle School
Cheri Dunford, Supt., Board Exec. Assistant Ext. 1021
Dr. Joseph Ingalls, Assistant Superintendent K-5 Ext. 1026
Doug Rigby, Assistant Superintendent 6-12 Ext. 1025
Alicia Johnson, Instructional Services Admin. Asst. Ext. 1024
Kristine Hayduk, Human Resources Ext. 1023
Matt Williams, SPED Director Ext. 1040
Shannon Arellanes, SPED Admin. Asst. Ext. 1041
Bubba O'Neill, Activities Director Ext. 1060
Dauna Bruce, Activities Admin. Asst. Ext. 1061