Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2021.

Assessments

Washington State is using Alternate ACCESS for ELLs in the 2020-21 school year. Washington will begin administering ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA Screener for the 2021-22 school year.

Testing Dates

1/19/22-1/20/22 Districts receive test materials
1/19/22-3/18/22 Additional test material ordering window in AMS
1/31/22-3/25/22 Test Window
4/5/22 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
4/27/22-5/5/22 Pre-reporting data validation - LEAs in AMS
5/23/22 Districts receive reports - Online
6/13/22-6/14/22 Districts receive reports - Printed

 

Resources and Requirements

See the sections below for state-specific information and resources related to EL assessments, 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

Standards and Instructional Support

The WIDA ELD Standards workshops will be available March – August 2021. Dates and registration details will be posted and announced soon from OSPI's Office of Bilingual Education.

Professional Learning

All K-12 Washington State public school educators have access to the WIDA Self-Paced eWorkshops linked below through August 31, 2022. To earn free clock hours, register for each workshop through pdEnroller. Access the eWorkshops through the WIDA Secure Portal, by logging in and selecting the Professional Learning path. Select the course, click on the Course Details page and enroll. Once you have completed the eWorkshop, complete the pdEnroller survey for that eWorkshop. After you complete the survey, OSPI will process your clock hours and they will be automatically posted to your eCert file.

Self-Paced WIDA eWorkshops with Free Clock Hours

For questions, contact Virginia Morales at virginia.morales@k12.wa.us

Contacts

Leslie Huff
ELP Assessment Coordinator
(360) 725-6338
leslie.huff@k12.wa.us
ELPAssessments@k12.wa.us 

Virginia Morales
Bilingual Education Program Supervisor
(360) 725-4477
virginia.morales@k12.wa.us

WIDA Client Services Center
Contact the WIDA Client Services Center for questions about training materials, 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 for assessment training, contact your District Assessment Coordinator.
  • To obtain a new login for professional learning, contact the WIDA Client Services Center.
  • New District Assessment Coordinators should contact Leslie Huff at leslie.huff@k12.wa.us 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, contact your District Assessment Coordinator.
  • New District Assessment Coordinators should contact Leslie Huff at leslie.huff@k12.wa.us to create an account.
  • For assistance accessing your account, contact DRC Customer Service at wida@datarecognitioncorp.com or call (855) 787-9615.