The WIDA test administration window is January 9 – March 10, 2017. The test results are scheduled to be delivered to districts on May 12, and will distributed from there.
Your WIDA contact is Bekkah Friant at 567-8112 or email@example.com. You can also contact Gaylene Miller at 567-8419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This test is administered to your ELL students who are at LPL levels 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Materials from the WIDA Consortium
- ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online Sample Items for the Public. Try out these interactive items to learn about the look and feel of the new ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 online assessment!
- Sample Items Instructions
- Preparation Resources
WIDA will continue to have a paper-based assessment for Kindergarten as well as the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessment (for students with significant cognitive disabilities). These assessments will not change and the training for these two is currently available in the WIDA Training Course, which can be accessed using a WIDA account. Since the grades 1-12 assessments will be all new, new trainings will be posted once they are available in early September 2015.
What is WIDA?
WIDA is a consortium of 35 states. WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators. Each year, WIDA touches the lives of millions of students and educators as it furthers educational equity and success for PreK-12 English language learners.