Rhode Island

Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2004.

Assessment

Rhode Island uses Kindergarten W-APT, WIDA MODEL for Kindergarten, and WIDA Screener (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 early January through mid-February.

Testing Dates

12/4/18-2/15/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/3/19 Districts receive test materials
1/7/19-2/15/19 Test Window
1/3/19-2/8/19 Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
2/27/19 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
5/9/19 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 Online Checklist ACCESS for ELLs Paper Checklist State-Specific Directions Identification and Placement Guidance

State Testing Requirements
  • Districts in RI will be administering ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online. 
  • Districts will also administer Alternate ACCESS for ELLs. 
  • Rhode Island's 4th and 5th grade students will keyboard their Writing responses. 
Test Preparation and Training
  • ACCESS training courses are available on the WIDA Secure Portal. Contact your District Test Coordinator or WIDA Client Services Center if you need an account. 
  • Test Administrators must complete the applicable training course and pass the certification quiz with a score of 80% or higher to be qualified to administer the assessment. 
  • RIDE requires Test Administrators to certify for ACCESS on a yearly basis.  Educators can find proof of certification in the WIDA Secure Portal
Manuals and Test Materials
Additional Resources
Rhode Island Accessibility and Accommodations Policies

Standards and Instructional Support

See the Rhode Island Department of Education Portal for a Five-Module Collaborative Course for School-based teams.

Contacts

Flavia Molea Baker 
EL Coordinator, Title III 
(401) 222-8480 
flavia.moleabaker@ride.ri.gov

Emily Klein 
Education Specialist, IDEA & Title III 
(401) 222-8985 
emily.klein@ride.ri.gov

David Sienko 
Director, Office for Student, Community, and Academic Supports 
(401) 222-8985 
david.sinko@ride.ri.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 help@wida.us, call (866) 276-7735, or contact your District Test Coordinator. 
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact Emily Klein to request 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 District Test Coordinator. 
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact DRC Customer Service to request an account. 
  • For assistance accessing your account, contact DRC Customer Service at wida@datarecognitioncorp.com or call (855) 787-9615. 

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