Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2006.

Assessments

Oklahoma uses Kindergarten W-APT, WIDA MODEL for Kindergarten, 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 late March.

Testing Dates

10/26/18-11/29/18 Test materials ordering available in AMS (LEAs)
12/19/18-3/22/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/8/19 Districts receive test materials
1/14/18-3/22/19 Test Window
1/8/19-3/15/19 Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
3/29/19 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
4/15/19-5/3/19 Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS
5/31/19 Districts receive reports – Printed and online

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

Professional Learning

Please contact the Oklahoma State Department of Education's Office of Assessment at (405) 521-3341 for information on available state EL professional development offerings. Interested parties may also consult OSDE's English Language Proficiency Assessments (ELPA) webpage, and/or contact the Office of Assessment to request to be added to OSDE's EL/WIDA listserv. This listserv is OSDE's primary means of communication with districts regarding all things EL/WIDA, including registration information for state EL PD offerings.

Contacts

Elizabeth Warren
Director of ELPA
(405) 522-5073
elizabeth.warren@sde.ok.gov

Yuseli Freire
English Language Proficiency and Monitoring Specialist
(405) 522-0862
yuseli.freire@sde.ok.gov

Federal Programs, Title III Contact
(405) 521-2846
federalprogramstitle3@sde.ok.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 as a Test Administrator, contact your EL Coordinator or District Test Coordinator.
  • New EL Coordinators should contact Yuseli Freire at yuseli.freire@sde.ok.gov to create an account.
  • For assistance with your account, contact the WIDA Client Services Center at help@wida.us or call (866) 276-7735.

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 EL Coordinator or District Test Coordinator.
  • New EL Coordinators should contact Yuseli Freire at yuseli.freire@sde.ok.gov to create an account.
  • For assistance accessing your account, contact DRC Customer Service at wida@datarecognitioncorp.com or call (855) 787-9615.

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