Recent Announcements

  • Wy-ALT Initial Pre-ID Window Now Open

    The spring 2017 Wy-ALT Initial Pre-ID window is now open and closes on December 13 in TIDE. TIDE is available by visiting the Building Coordinators page on the Wyoming Alternate Assessment portal. All students taking the Wy-ALT must be pre-identified in TIDE.  Test Administrators and Second Scorers are able to enter scores only for students pre-identified. Various resources to assist in pre-identifying students and using TIDE are available by searching “TIDE” on the Resources page.

    Added November 30, 2016
  • Training Registration

    The Spring 2017 Wy-ALT Training Registration page is open and will remain open until Thursday, January 5, 2017. No additional requests for registration will be taken after registration closes.

     

    You must attend training to administer the test – the Wy-ALT Project Team will use sign-in sheets from training to ensure you have access to the Data Entry Interface during the testing window.  If you did NOT participate in a full day training in January 2016, you must register for a full day training (not a Refresher) if you are a Test Administrator or Second Scorer this year.  If you have questions, please contact the Wy-ALT Help Desk at wyalthelpdesk@air.org and you will receive a reply within 24 hours regarding your inquiries.

     

    Added November 30, 2016
  • Wy-ALT Spring 2017 Important Dates and Information

    The Spring 2017 Wy-ALT Administration window will take place between February 28 – March 24, 2017. Please review these important dates regarding TIDE pre-ID window, ordering windows, training, and more.

    On the Resources page of the portal, you will find a fact sheet, sample tasks to practice test administration, and guidelines for student participation in the assessment. In the coming months, updated administration manuals and user guides for the Wy-ALT system will be posted.

    Online Systems

    TIDE is the system used to edit and add students for pre-identification, add users (Test Administrators and Second Scorers), and review material orders. It will open on November 30 for the Initial Pre-ID Window. Existing users will receive an email on November 29 at 5:00 p.m. with a temporary password and must create a new password the next time they log into TIDE. At this time, Test Coordinators will also be able to add users. When a new user account is created, an activation email will be sent to the user. The email will include a temporary password and instructions about setting up a new user account.  The TIDE User Management Guidance Document on the Portal includes more information on TIDE user accounts.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Wy-ALT Help Desk at 1.888.897.8024 or wyalthelpdesk@air.org.

    Added September 20, 2016
  • Welcome!

    This portal is your source for information about Wyoming’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, the Wy-ALT. In the coming weeks, additional manuals and resources will be posted here. To register for email alerts when announcements and/or resources post, click the button in the top right of the header.

    Added January 6, 2016
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