Assessment & Testing Information for Parents/Guardians


Natrona County School District’s assessment system measures students’ progress toward the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards. 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

ORS ISR Interpretive Guide – English  – This guide provides parents and teachers guidance on understanding their student’s WY-TOPP scores and the various elements that are included in a student report.

ORS ISR Interpretive Guide – Spanish 

Parents/Guardians of Homeschool Students

If you have a homeschool student who you would like to have participate in the spring WY-TOPP or ACT testing, please contact the NCSD Office of Educational Research and Assessment no later than January 1st.


Research conducted at any Natrona County School District site or with district students or employees must be pre-approved by the Office of Educational Research & Assessment. Board policy and application to conduct research can be found here.


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