Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2005.

Assessments

Georgia uses Kindergarten W-APT, WIDA MODEL for Kindergarten, and WIDA Screener (for Grades 1-12) to identify English language learners (ELLs). ACCESS for ELLs is given to all ELLs during the annual testing window, which typically takes place from mid-January through early March.

Testing Dates

10/10/18-11/28/18 Test materials ordering available in AMS (LEAs)
10/10/18-11/28/18 LEAs load Pre-ID file into AMS
12/6/18-3/8/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/7/19 Districts receive test materials
1/16/19-3/8/19 Test Window
1/7/19-3/1/19 Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
3/15/19 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
4/8/19-4/19/19 Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS
5/13/19 Districts receive reports – Online
5/17/19 Districts receive reports – Printed
5/13/19-5/24/19 Post-reporting data validation - LEAs in AMS

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. For additional information, see the Georgia ACCESS for ELLs page.

ACCESS for ELLs Online Checklist ACCESS for ELLs Paper Checklist State-Specific Directions Identification and Placement Guidance

Professional Learning

For information about any upcoming WIDA professional development offerings in your area, please contact your District ESOL Coordinator.

Contacts

Jacqueline C. Ellis
ESOL Division
(404) 463-1858
jellis@doe.k12.ga.us

Mary Nesbit-McBride
Assessment Specialist
(404) 232-1207
mnesbit@doe.k12.ga.us

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.

help@wida.us
(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, contact your System Test Coordinator.
  • New System Test Coordinators should contact Mary Nesbit-McBride at mnesbit@doe.k12.ga.us 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 Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS)
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 System Test Coordinator.
  • New System Test Coordinators should contact Mary Nesbit-McBride at mnesbit@doe.k12.ga.us to create an account.
  • For assistance accessing your account, contact DRC Customer Service at wida@datarecognitioncorp.com or call (855) 787-9615.

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