QuickStart Guide for Preparing to Administer ACCESS for ELLs


QuickStart Guide for Preparing to Administer ACCESS for ELLs

1. Find out what parts of ACCESS administration you are responsible for in your school or district.

2. Find out what policies and procedures your state requires.

See your Member/State page for details.

3. Make sure you have access to the WIDA Secure Portal and WIDA AMS in order to complete the remaining steps below.

If you are a first-time Test Administrator (TA) or District Test Coordinator (DTC), please visit your Member/State page for instructions on how to get your accounts set up.

If you are a returning TA or DTC and you are having trouble signing in to the WIDA Secure Portal, please contact the WIDA Client Services Center.

4. Complete your ACCESS training courses, certification quizzes and review other supplemental training materials.

For details, please review the Test Administrator Manual (TAM), in the WIDA Secure Portal.

5. Get your students ready for testing. Visit the Preparing Students page for tips and resources.

6. Schedule test sessions and inventory shipped testing materials.

For detailed instructions and additional steps, see the ACCESS for ELLs Checklist located on your Member/State page.