Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2014.
Indiana uses Kindergarten W-APT and WIDA Screener to identify English learners (ELs). ACCESS for ELLs is administered to all identified ELs during the annual testing window, which opens in January.
|7/6/20-11/6/20||DOE-TL data submission window|
|12/2/20-3/12/21||WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions|
|1/4/21||Corporations receive initial materials orders|
|1/4/21-3/5/21||Additional materials ordering window in WIDA AMS|
|1/11/21-3/12/21||WIDA ACCESS Annual Test Window|
|3/15/21||Postmark deadline for return of test materials to DRC|
|4/5/21-4/19/21||Pre-reporting data validation window (LEAs in AMS)|
|5/24/21||Initial results release (online reports) in WIDA AMS|
|6/17/21||Printed reports due in corporations|
|7/8/21||Final results release (online reports) in WIDA 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.
State Testing Requirements
Visit the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Office of Student Assessment website for information on state assessment programs, policy and guidance, and testing requirements.
The Corporation Test Coordinator (CTC) or WIDA test coordinator designee assigned to the District Coordinator user role is required to complete some components of the WIDA ACCESS Online Grades 1-12 Training Course. Please see Appendix A of Indiana’s 2020-2021 WIDA Assessment Guidance for a checklist of which modules are associated with tasks for this role and required for completion. The course quiz is not required for CTCs or designees.
Test Administrators must successfully complete the WIDA assessment training courses and quizzes for the corresponding WIDA assessments, placement or annual, they are responsible for administering. A score of 80% or higher on quizzes is required for certification to administer the test. Training courses, associated materials, and quizzes are accessed in the WIDA Secure Portal. Contact your CTC or designee if access is needed for the WIDA Secure Portal or a specific training course.
Note: Test administrators must have completed training within two years (24 months) of the date they are administering the test. Administering assessments without meeting the training requirements may results in test invalidations.
Manuals, Guides, and Test Materials
Indiana Department of Education 2020-2021 Resources and Guidance:
- Office of Student Assessment
- Indiana Assessments Policy Manual
- WIDA Assessment Guidance 2020-2021
- Accessibility and Accommodations Guidance
- English Learner Policy and Guidance
- Guidelines for Completing Student Data on Test Booklets
WIDA and DRC Resources (login may be required):
Standards and Instructional Support
Indiana will implement the WIDA Standards 2020 Edition in fall of 2021. Indiana Department of Education will provide more information, including professional learning opportunities, leading up to the implementation date. In the meantime, see the WIDA 2020 Standards webpage for more information, and contact a member of the IDOE English Learner team with questions.
Starting Sept. 1, 2020, all educators in Indiana have access to WIDA’s Self-paced eWorkshops 2020-2021 offerings. View the flyer for full eWorkshop descriptions and intended audiences.
All eWorkshops are free and available in the WIDA eLearning Center in the WIDA Secure Portal. Contact your Corporation Test Coordinator if a WIDA Secure Portal account is needed.
Please see the Indiana Department of Education’s English Learner Professional Learning and Resources website to learn more about WIDA Facilitated eWorkshop opportunities.
Assessment Program Specialist for WIDA
Assistant Director of English Learners and Special Populations
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.
WIDA Secure Portal
Use the WIDA Secure Portal to access assessment resources, required assessment training courses and quizzes, and online professional learning modules.
- To obtain a new login, contact your Corporation Test Coordinator.
- New Corporation Test Coordinators should contact email@example.com to obtain access.
- For assistance with your account, contact the WIDA Client Services Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 276-7735.
WIDA Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS)
WIDA AMS is managed by our partner company Data Recognition Corporation (DRC). Use WIDA AMS for student management, test management, materials management, technology downloads and setup, Screener scoring, and report delivery.