Northern Mariana Islands

Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2012.

Assessments

Northern Mariana Islands uses Kindergarten W-APT and WIDA MODEL (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 mid-February through mid-March.

Testing Dates

12/4/18-12/4/18 Test materials ordering via Pre-ID File (SEA)
12/4/18-12/4/19 SEA loads Pre-ID File into AMS
1/21/19-3/15/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/21/19 Districts receive test materials
2/11/19-3/21/19 Test Window
1/21/19-3/8/19 Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
3/29/19 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
TBD Districts receive reports – Printed and online
TBD 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

State Testing Requirements
  • Students in Grades 1-12 take ACCESS for ELLs Online. Students in Kindergarten continue to take the assessment through a paper-based kit.
  • Students in Grades 1-5 handwrite their responses on the Writing domain.
  • Students in Grades 6-12 who are unable to keyboard their Writing responses have the option of handwriting their responses. Writing Response Booklets for students in Grades 6-12 can be ordered during the Additional Test Material Ordering Window, if necessary.
Test Preparation and Training
  • ACCESS for ELLs training courses can be found on the WIDA Secure Portal. Test Administrators must review the applicable courses and pass the relevant certification quizzes with a score of 80% or higher to be certified.
  • Recorded webinars on a variety of ACCESS-related topics are available in the WIDA Secure Portal. Educators can also visit the Professional Learning page to register for live webinars, if desired. 
  • To be certified to administer ACCESS, Test Administrators are required to review the appropriate ACCESS training course and pass the associated certification quiz with a score of 80% or higher.
  • ACCESS training courses are located on the WIDA Secure Portal. Contact your District Test Coordinator if you do not have an account.
  • CNMI-PSS recommends that educators complete training and certification annually, but recertification is not required if the educator has completed training the previous year.
  • Your District Test Coordinator will be able to view your proof of certification, but may require you to submit a physical copy. Contact your District Test Coordinator for more information.
Manuals, Guides and Test Materials

Coming soon.

 

Contacts

Accountability, Research & Evaluation
Lynette Villagomez
Associate Commissioner
(670) 237-3050
lynette.villagomez@cnmipss.org

Accountability, Research & Evaluation
Fasefulu Raymond Tigilau
Assessment Coordinator
(670) 237-3024
fasefulu.tigilau@cnmipss.org

Student and Support Services
Yvonne Pangelinan
Associate Commissioner
(670) 237-3013
yvonne.pangelinan@cnmipss.org

WIDA Client Services Center
Contact the WIDA Client Services Center 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
M-F 8am-5pm CT (Apr-Oct)
M-Th 7am-7pm CT, Fri 7am-5pm CT (Nov-Mar)

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 as a Test Administrator, contact your District Test Coordinator.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact Lynette Villagomez at lynette.villagomez@cnmipss.org or Fasefulu Tigilau at fasefulu.tigilau@cnmipss.org to obtain 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.

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