Local and state WY-TOPP test results released

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(Fremont County, WY) – Results for the third administration of the Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) are now available, and can be found online

Wyoming successfully administered the state assessments to 96.46% of students in the spring of 2021.

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Unlike other years, these assessment results will not be used for accountability purposes.

Wyoming received a waiver from federal accountability requirements and the State Board of Education approved exceptions from the state accountability requirements, meaning no accountability determinations will be made for the 2020-21 school year.

There were three Fremont County School Districts (FCSD) that were above the state average in terms of students who tested proficient or advanced in all three subjects of English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science.

Detailed results for each district are linked below (once the link is opened, select the specific district in the first drop-down box, select “All students” in the second drop-down box, then click ‘View Report’).

  • FCSD #1 had grades 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10 for ELA; grades 3, 5, 8, and 10 for Math; and grades 4, 8, and 10 for Science.
  • FCSD #2 had grades 3-7 and 9/10 for ELA; grades 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10 for Math; and grades 4 and 8 for Science.
  • FCSD #24 had grades 3, 4, 6, 8, and 9 for ELA; grades 3, 4, 5, 6, for Math; and grade 8 for Science.

Results for FCSD #6, FCSD #14, FCSD #21, FCSD #25, and FCSD #38 can be accessed by clicking the links.

More in-depth breakdowns for all Fremont districts can also be found here.

Compared to the 2019 state results, there was a slight decrease in student proficiency rates in all content areas and grade levels, with the exception of grade 9 math. However, the student performance in 2021 was consistent with the first administration in 2018, which set the baseline for performance expectation. 

h/t WDE graphic.

“I am enthused about our participation rate,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. “State assessment data represent the hard work taking place in every classroom in Wyoming. That was hard to accomplish in states that did not have in-person school.”

WY-TOPP is administered through an adaptive online platform. Students in grades 3-10 took WY-TOPP summative assessments for math and English language arts. Grade 4, 8, and 10 students were also assessed in science through a fixed-form online assessment. Students in grades 3, 5, 7, and 9 were assessed in writing. More information is available here.

“WY-TOPP gives us useful data on where we were statewide last spring, but the most important assessment information is still what teachers gather in their classroom,” Balow said. “Together, this information will help us make sure we move all students forward from the educational disruption caused by the pandemic.”

All data for WY-TOPP and the Wyoming Alternate Assessment (WY-ALT) are now available. However, changes in enrollment and areas of low participation have limited the comparability and representativeness of the results for some student groups. Students eligible for free and reduced lunch, virtual education students, and some ethnic groups were impacted.

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