WIDA Remote Screener: K-1 and Grades 2-12

WIDA is pleased to announce the launch of a K-1 and grades 2-12 remote screener as a temporary solution for members of the WIDA International School Consortium in response to the challenges that COVID-19 poses.

This assessment is included with your membership at no additional cost. WIDA believes this paper-format solution upholds equity for all students, regardless of their access to technology, and helps to support identification of English learners.

K-1 Description (Students entering kindergarten, grade 1, and first semester grade 2 use the same materials)

  • Tests Oral Language Only
  • Designed to be administered via a video phone call
  • Takes approximately 10 minutes to administer

Grades 2-12 Description

  • Available in the following grade-level clusters: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12
  • Tests Speaking and Reading (directly) and Listening (indirectly); Writing is not assessed
  • Designed to be administered via a video phone call
  • Takes approximately 30 minutes to administer


  • Student Packet, Test Administrator Packet, Test Administrator Manual, and Test Administrator Training Video
  • Materials will be posted in the WIDA International Secure Portal on the Assessment page. Look for this new addition at the end of August. Please contact the WIDA store at store@wceps.org if you need your login credentials.

Have questions about WIDA assessments? Connect with the WIDA Client Services Center at international@wida.us.