Quick Start Guide for WIDA MODEL Online


Quick Start Guide for WIDA MODEL Online

1. Learn your state or local requirements and confirm which WIDA MODEL format you’re administering.

Each member state or school chooses the type of WIDA assessment it uses to identify English learners or to monitor their progress. Find out what options are available to you.

Educators in WIDA Consortium member states should view their member/state page for state-specific information about WIDA MODEL, including the Identification and Placement Guidance document.

International/independent school educators should contact their site coordinator.

2. Visit the WIDA Store to purchase MODEL Online.

Once purchased, test administrators will have access to the Test Administrator Interface (TAI) for online test management and administration.

WIDA Store

3. Complete assessment training and review manuals.

Educators must review the MODEL Online training materials, including the Test Administration Manual before giving the test. All training materials are located in the TAI via the training section of the site.

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4. Get additional training from WIDA as needed.

WIDA offers a variety of workshops and webinars to support educators in understanding how to administer WIDA MODEL.

WIDA offers a WIDA MODEL Online Test Administrator workshop.

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5. Make sure you have the right technology available for students to take the assessment.

Plan and collaborate with technology coordinators to consider all factors necessary for a successful and positive online testing experience.

6. Set up your test sessions in the Test Administrator Interface.

In order to participate in WIDA MODEL Online, students must be added to the TAI, assigned test forms, and added to test sessions.

Log in to WIDA MODEL to view the TAI Guide

7. Administer the assessment.

Gather your headsets, devices and materials and you’re ready to test. With thorough training and careful preparation, test administrators will be ready to deliver a reliable and positive testing experience.