Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2014.


Indiana uses WIDA Screener for Kindergarten and WIDA Screener to identify English learners (ELs). ACCESS for ELLs is administered to all identified ELs during the annual testing window, which opens in January.

Testing Dates

11/10/23Data Exchange: Pre-ID file data extract
12/6/23-3/1/24WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/8/24Corporations receive initial materials orders
1/8/24-2/23/24Additional materials ordering window in WIDA AMS
1/16/24-3/1/24WIDA ACCESS Annual Test Window
3/6/24Postmark deadline for return of secure test materials to DRC
3/25/24-4/8/24Pre-reporting data validation window (LEAs in WIDA AMS)

ACCESS initial results release: Electronic reports in WIDA AMS

5/21/24ACCESS initial results release: Printed reports due in corporations
6/14/24ACCESS final results release: Updated reports in WIDA AMS
9/11/24Alternate ACCESS results release: Electronic reports in WIDA AMS
9/26/24Alternate ACCESS results release: Printed reports due in corporations

Note: Alternate ACCESS results will be delayed due to standard setting in summer of 2024. Alternate ACCESS results released in September 2024 will be considered final.

Requirements and Resources

See below for state-specific information and resources related to ELL assessment, including your state’s ACCESS for ELLs Checklist, where you can find each step in the ACCESS testing process from beginning to end.

ACCESS for ELLs Online Checklist ACCESS for ELLs Paper ChecklistIdentification and Placement Guidance

State Testing Requirements

Visit the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Office of Student Assessment website for information on state assessment programs, policy and guidance, and testing requirements. 

Training Requirements

All Corporation Test Coordinators (CTCs) and WIDA Test Coordinators (WTCs) are required to successfully complete the Online ACCESS for ELLs: Administration training course. Many components of this training course pertain to test coordinator tasks and responsibilities.


Test Administrators (TAs) must successfully complete the WIDA assessment training courses for the corresponding WIDA assessments (Screener and ACCESS) they are responsible for administering. Training courses are accessed via the WIDA Secure Portal and delivered in Canvas. Contact your CTC or WTC if access is needed for the WIDA Secure Portal or a specific training course.


Please see pages 16 and 17 of the 2023-2024 WIDA Assessment Guidance for detailed information on training requirements for this school year. An Assessment Training Checklist for Test Administrators is available in Appendix B.

Manuals, Guides, and Test Materials

Indiana Department of Education 2023-2024 Resources and Guidance:


WIDA and DRC Resources (login may be required):

Standards and Instructional Support

Indiana began implementation of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition, in fall of 2021. IDOE will continue to provide resources and professional learning opportunities throughout the 2023-2024 school year. These opportunities are detailed on the Indiana EL PD Opportunities Calendar, and the Indiana EL Moodle Community houses Standards resources and past PD. See the 2020 Edition webpage for more information.

Professional Learning

Self-Paced Workshops:

All educators in Indiana have access to WIDA’s Self-Paced Workshops 2023-2024 offerings. View the flyer for full workshop descriptions and intended audiences. All workshops are free and available in the WIDA Secure Portal.


Facilitated Virtual Workshops:

Please see the Indiana Department of Education’s EL PD Opportunities Calendar to learn more about WIDA Facilitated Virtual Workshop opportunities.


Jennifer Woo 
Assessment Program Specialist for WIDA
(317) 234-4231

Adam Pitt 
Director of English Learners and Migrant Education
(317) 234-7168

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.
(866) 276-7735

Logging In

WIDA Secure Portal 

Use the WIDA Secure Portal to access assessment resources, required assessment training courses and quizzes, and online professional learning modules.

  • To obtain access to assessment training, contact your Corporation Test Coordinator (CTC) or WIDA Test Coordinator (WTC).
  • To obtain access to online professional learning, contact your CTC, WTC, or the WIDA Client Services Center.
  • New CTCs should contact to obtain access.
  • For assistance with your account, contact the WIDA Client Services Center at or (866) 276-7735.


WIDA Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS) 

WIDA AMS is managed by our partner company Data Recognition Corporation (DRC). Use WIDA AMS for student management, test management, materials management, technology downloads and setup, Screener scoring, and report delivery.