U.S. Virgin Islands

Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2015.

Assessments

U.S. Virgin Islands uses the 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 mid-January through late February.

Testing Dates

10/26/18-11/8/18 Test materials ordering available in AMS (LEAs)
11/28/18-2/28/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
12/11/18 Districts receive test materials
1/14/19-2/28/19 Test Window
12/11/18-2/21/19 Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
3/7/19 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
3/28/19-4/10/19 Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs and SEA in AMS
5/14/19 Districts receive reports – Printed and online
5/17/19-5/31/19 Post-reporting data validation – LEAs and SEA in AMS

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

Contacts

Alexandria Baltimore-Hookfin
State Assessment Director
(340) 773-1095 ext. 7084
alexandria.baltimore@vide.vi

Maria J. Cruz
Evaluation Resource Specialist
(340) 773-1095 ext. 7078
maria.cruz@vide.vi

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 Alexandria Baltimore-Hookfin 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 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 as a Test Administrator, contact your District Test Coordinator.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact Alexandria Baltimore-Hookfin 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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