Member of the WIDA Consortium since 2009.

Assessments

Wyoming uses Kindergarten W-APT or WIDA MODEL to identify English language learners (ELLs) for Kindergarten and WIDA Screener for Grades 1-12. ACCESS for ELLs is given to all ELLs during the annual testing window, which typically lasts from mid-January through late February.

Testing Dates

10/17/18-11/28/18 Test materials ordering available in AMS (LEAs)
11/28/18 SEA loads Pre-ID File into AMS
12/3/18-2/26/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
1/7/19 Districts receive test materials
1/22/19-2/26/19 Test Window
1/7/19-2/19/19 Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
3/5/19 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
3/21/19-4/3/19 Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS
5/14/19 Districts receive reports – Online
5/14/19 Data available to state
5/21/19 Districts receive reports – Printed

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

Professional Development

For questions, please contact Jessica Steinbrenner at jessica.steinbrenner@wyo.gov or call (307) 777-8568.

Contacts

Antoinette Hallam
EL and Foreign Language Consultant
(307) 777-5217
antoinette.hallam@wyo.gov

Jessica Steinbrenner
Assessment Supervisor
(307) 777-8568
jessica.steinbrenner@wyo.gov

Jessica Fancher
Title III/Title I-D Subpart A Director
(307) 777-8964
jessica.fancher3@wyo.gov

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 Antoinette Hallam at antoinette.hallam@wyo.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 District Test Coordinator..
  • Contact your District Test Coordinator for additional permissions.
  • New District Test Coordinators should contact Antoinette Hallam at antoinette.hallam@wyo.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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