Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2014.
Indiana uses WIDA Screener for Kindergarten 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.
|12/1/21-3/4/22||WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions|
|1/4/22||Corporations receive initial materials orders|
|1/4/22-2/18/22||Additional materials ordering window in WIDA AMS|
|1/10/22-2/25/22||WIDA ACCESS Annual Test Window - Paper, Kindergarten, Alternate|
|1/10/22-3/4/22||WIDA ACCESS Annual Test Window - Online|
|3/2/22||Postmark deadline for return of test materials to DRC|
|3/18/22-4/1/22||Pre-reporting data validation window (LEAs in AMS)|
|4/29/22||Initial results release (online reports) in WIDA AMS|
|5/16/22||Printed reports due in corporations|
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.
All Test Coordinators assigned to the District or School Coordinator user role are required to successfully complete the Online ACCESS for ELLs: Administration training course. Many components of this training course pertain to test coordinator tasks and responsibilities.
Test Administrators (TAs) must successfully complete the WIDA assessment training courses for the corresponding WIDA assessments, placement or annual, they are responsible for administering. Training courses are accessed via the WIDA Secure Portal and delivered in Canvas. Contact your CTC or WIDA Test Coordinator designee if access is needed for the WIDA Secure Portal or a specific training course.
Please see the 2021-2022 WIDA Assessment Guidance for detailed information on training requirements for this school year.
Manuals, Guides, and Test Materials
Indiana Department of Education 2021-2022 Resources and Guidance:
- Office of Student Assessment
- Indiana Assessments Policy Manual
- WIDA Assessment Guidance
- Accessibility and Accommodations Information for Statewide Assessments
- English Learning and Migrant Education
- English Learner Guidebook
WIDA and DRC Resources (login may be required):
- District and School Test Coordinator Manual
- Test Administrator Manual
- Accessibility and Accommodations Manual
- Technology User Guide
- WIDA AMS User Guide
- ACCESS and Screener Webinar Calendar
Standards and Instructional Support
Indiana will implement the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 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 2020 Edition webpage for more information.
All educators in Indiana have access to WIDA’s Self-paced eWorkshops 2021-2022 offerings. View the flyer for full eWorkshop descriptions and intended audiences. All eWorkshops are free and available in the WIDA Secure Portal.
Please see the Indiana Department of Education’s EL PD Opportunities Calendar 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 access to assessment training materials, contact your Corporation Test Coordinator.
- To obtain access to online professional learning, contact your Corporation Test Coordinator or the WIDA Client Services Center.
- 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.