Ask Fatima: WIDA Screener Training Course

headshot of FatimaAs part of the Client Services Center at WIDA, Fatima answers your questions. This month Fatima responds to questions about the WIDA Screener Training Course.

How long does the WIDA Screener administrator training course take?

The training course is self-paced, and completion time varies among individuals. On average, the training course takes between 2.75 and 5 hours but does not need to be completed in one sitting. The following outlines the average time per section:


  • Test Administration: 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Speaking Scoring Series: 1-2 hours
  • Writing Scoring Series: 1-2 hours

Where can I find the WIDA Screener Training Course?

The WIDA Screener Training Course can be found in the Assessments section of the WIDA International Secure Portal. Access to this self-paced, on demand learning opportunity is included in you WIDA International School Consortium membership.

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