Department of Defense Education Activity
Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2018.
Schools operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) use WIDA Screener for Kindergarten and WIDA Screener Online (for Grades 1-12) to identify Multilingual Learners (MLs). ACCESS for ELLs is given as the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment to all MLs during the annual testing window to measure their progress towards acquisition of academic English. Please visit the DODEA ESOL Assessment Page on the DoDEA website for more information.
|11/22/23-3/1/24||WIDA AMS Test Setup Available for Registrations|
|11/27/23-12/13/23||Schools Receive Test Materials|
|12/5/23-2/23/24||Additional Test Material Ordering Window in WIDA AMS|
|3/4/24||Ship Materials Back to DRC|
|3/15/24||Deadline for DRC to Receive Test Materials to be included in Regular Reporting|
|5/13/24||Receive ACCESS Reports and Data Files - Online in WIDA AMS|
|6/3/24-7/10/24||Reports Received - Printed|
|9/17/24||Receive WIDA Alternate ACCESS Reports and Data Files – Online in WIDA AMS|
|10/7/24||Receive WIDA Alternate ACCESS Reports - Printed|
Requirements and Resources
See below for state-specific information and resources related to ELP assessments, including your state’s ACCESS for ELLs Checklist, where you can find each step in the ACCESS testing process from beginning to end.
To access online professional learning for DoDEA educators, go to the “Professional Learning” tab in the WIDA Secure Portal (login required).
Ms. Valen A. Cayetano
Assessment Specialist, Assessment Division
Dr. Ashley Karlsson
ESOL Instructional Systems Specialist
WIDA Client Services Center
Contact us for questions about training materials, test administration procedures, classroom resources, or for problems with your WIDA Secure Portal account.
M-F 8am-5pm CT (Apr-Oct)
M-Th 7am-7pm CT, Fri 7am-5pm CT (Nov-Mar)
WIDA Secure Portal
Use the WIDA Secure Portal to access test training manuals and resources, as well as online professional learning modules.
Please contact the following to obtain new WIDA Secure Portal accounts:
- ESOL teachers should contact their District ESOL Instructional Systems Specialist.
- School Test Coordinators should contact their District Assessment and Accountability Instructional Systems Specialists.
- District ESOL Instructional Systems Specialists and District Assessment and Accountability Instructional Systems Specialists should contact Valen Cayetano at email@example.com.
For assistance with your account, contact the WIDA Client Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 276-7735.