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Assessment & Testing Information for Parents/Guardians

Natrona County School District’s assessment system measures students’ progress toward the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards, screens students for further support, and measures students' readiness for college or careers. The District Assessment System is a statutory requirement in the state of Wyoming.  The Natrona County School District system consists of four levels 1) Classroom Level, 2) School Level, 3) District Level, and 4) State Level. These four levels work in conjunction to support learning and teaching in our schools.  The assessments provide data that informs students and parents as well as supporting school improvement.

Resources for Parents

Test-Taking Tips

WY-TOPP FAQ for Parents


Help and FAQ for ACT

ACT College and Career Planning for Students and Parents

Parents/Guardians of Homeschool Students

If you have a homeschool student who you would like to participate in the spring WY-TOPP or ACT testing, please review the District Board of Trustees policy on Home-Based Edcuation. This link contains an application to be completed and returned to Student Support Services no later than Jan. 1st, of each year.


To apply to conduct research in Natrona County School District, please review the District Board of Trustees policy on Research Project Approval. The link contains a description of the process and a copy of a required application.


Do you have further questions about testing at NCSD?
Please contact the following:
NCSD’s Board Academic Steering Committee
NCSD’s Curriculum & Instruction Division


Trevor Mahlum, Ed.D.
Director, Educational Research & Assessment 
(307) 253-5228