Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2015.


Idaho uses Kindergarten W-APT for Kindergartners and first semester 1st graders, and WIDA Screener (for second-semester Grade 1-12) to identify English language learners (ELLs).

ACCESS for ELLs is given to all current identified ELLs during the annual testing window, which typically takes place from late January through early March.

Testing Dates

10/22/18-11/16/18 Test materials ordering available in AMS (LEAs)
10/22/18-11/16/18 Load Pre-ID File into AMS
1/2/19-3/8/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/15/19 Districts receive test materials (On)
1/28/19-3/8/19 Test Window
1/15/19-3/1/19 Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
3/15/19 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
4/1/19-4/5/19 Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS
5/21/19 Districts receive reports – Printed and online
6/17/19 Data available to State

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 State-Specific Directions Identification and Placement Guidance

State Testing Requirements

The English Language Program Site includes information and state guidance on the following topics:

  • Identification and Screening
  • Data Reporting
  • Exit and Monitoring

Assessment and Accountability: Idaho State Dept. of Education Assessment Page


Andrew Bennett 
Assessment Coordinator
(208) 332-6909

Danielle Taylor
Assessment Program Specialist
(208) 332-6903

Karlynn Laraway
Assessment and Accountability Director
(208) 332-6976

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.
(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, call (866) 276-7735, or contact your District Test Coordinator.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact WIDA Client Services to create an account.
  • For assistance with your account, contact the WIDA Client Services Center at 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 or contact your District Test Coordinator.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact DRC Customer Service to request an account.
  • For assistance accessing your account, contact DRC Customer Service at or call (855) 787-9615.

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