Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2009.


Wyoming uses WIDA Screener for Kindergarten or WIDA MODEL to identify English language learners (ELLs) for Kindergarten and WIDA Screener for Grades 1-12. ACCESS for ELLs is given to all ELLs during the annual testing window, which typically lasts from mid-January through late February.

Testing Dates

10/2/23-11/17/23Initial Materials Ordering Window
11/22/23SEA loads Pre-ID File into AMS
11/30/23-3/1/24WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/5/24-1/9/24Districts receive test materials
1/3/24-2/23/24Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
1/23/24-3/1/24Test Window
3/5/24Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
3/18/24-3/29/24Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS
5/2/24Districts receive reports – Online
5/20/24-5/22/24Districts receive reports – Printed
9/13/24Alternate ACCESS Reports and Data Files Available - Online
10/1/24-10/3/24Alternate ACCESS Reports Available in District - Printed

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 Checklist 

Professional Development

Educators in Wyoming have access to WIDA's Self-Paced Workshops. View the flyer for workshop descriptions and intended audiences.

The Self-Paced Workshops are free and available in the WIDA Secure Portal. Don't have a WIDA Secure Portal account? Contact Antoinette Hallam at antoinette.hallam@wyo.gov or call (307) 777-5217.

The Wyoming Department of Education, Assessment Division offers Professional Learning Opportunities. Go to WIDA Workshops/Training Provided by WDE.


Antoinette Hallam
EL and Foreign Language Consultant
(307) 777-5217

Becca Velikaneye
Assessment Supervisor
(307) 777-6804

WIDA Client Services Center
Contact us for questions about training materials or 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 test training manuals and resources, as well as Online Professional Learning modules.

  • To obtain a new login as a Test Administrator, contact your District Test Coordinator.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact Antoinette Hallam at antoinette.hallam@wyo.gov to create an account.
  • For assistance with your account, contact the WIDA Client Services Center at help@wida.us or call (866) 276-7735.

WIDA AMS is managed by our partner company Data Recognition Corporation (DRC). You can order ACCESS materials, manage your student and test information, and find technology resources and testing software via WIDA AMS.

  • To obtain a new login, contact your District Test Coordinator.
  • Contact your District Test Coordinator for additional permissions.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact Antoinette Hallam at antoinette.hallam@wyo.gov to create an account.
  • For assistance accessing your account, contact DRC Customer Service at wida@datarecognitioncorp.com or call (855) 787-9615.