North Carolina

Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2008.

Assessments

North Carolina uses Kindergarten W-APT 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 lasts from late January through mid-March.

Testing Dates

12/31/18-3/8/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/15/19 Districts receive test materials
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
4/1/19-4/12/19 Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS
5/24/19 Districts receive reports – Online
5/30/19 Districts receive reports – Printed

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

Standards and Instructional Support

NC ELD Wiki

Professional Learning

Contacts

Marshall Foster
ESL/Title III Consultant
(919) 807-3866
marshall.foster@dpi.nc.gov

Molly McGahey
Education Testing/Accountability Consultant
(919) 807-3781
molly.mcgahey@dpi.nc.gov

Wendy Wooten
Education Testing/Accountability Consultant
(919) 807-3801
wendy.wooten@dpi.nc.gov

WIDA Client Services Center
Contact us for questions about training materials or 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 District Test Coordinator.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact their Regional Accountability Coordinator (RAC) to create an account. If RAC is unknown, contact Wendy Wooten at wendy.wooten@dpi.nc.gov for assistance.
  • 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 District Test Coordinator.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact their local Regional Accountability Coordinator (RAC) to create an account. If RAC is unknown, contact Wendy Wooten at wendy.wooten@dpi.nc.gov for assistance.
  • For assistance accessing your account, contact DRC Customer Service at wida@datarecognitioncorp.com or call (855) 787-9615.

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