WIDA MODEL Paper
WIDA MODEL Paper is an on-demand English Language proficiency assessment for students in Grades 1-12. The assessment can be administered at any time during the school year, depending on the district, school, teacher or student’s needs. Scores from WIDA MODEL Paper can be used to predict student performance on ACCESS for ELLs.
WIDA MODEL Paper provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their proficiency in four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Each of the four language domains is assessed in a separate domain test. All four domain tests are delivered face-to-face between Test Administrators and students. The Speaking test is individually administered while the Reading, Writing and Listening tests may be administered individually or in small groups.
WIDA MODEL Paper test kits contain all materials necessary to train Test Administrators and to deliver the assessment:
- Test Administration Manual
- Test Administrator Script
- Speaking & Listening Student Test Booklet
- Reading Student Test Booklets
- Writing Student Response Booklets
- Summary Scoresheets
- Training CD-ROM
- Training DVD
The Test Administration Manual contains all the information needed to administer and score the test. The CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations about administering and scoring the test, which may be used by local trainers to train other Test Administrators on WIDA MODEL. The DVD provides guidance for test administration as well as footage of test administration.
Test Administrators can use the WIDA MODEL Score Calculator to calculate students’ scores and generate score reports for WIDA MODEL Paper.
Test Administration Times
Up to 25 minutes
Up to 30 minutes
Up to 15 minutes
Up to 30 minutes
100 minutes total test time
QuickStart Guide for WIDA MODEL Paper
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 an English language learner 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 school educators should contact their Site Coordinator.
2. Visit the WIDA Store to purchase MODEL Paper.
3. Complete assessment training and review manuals.
Before giving the test, educators need to view the Training CD-ROM and/or DVD provided in the kit, and review the Test Administrator Manuals.
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.
5. Administer the assessment.
Gather your pencils 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.