ACCESS for ELLs Resources:
If your district receives a new EL during the test window, fill out this form.
Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Resources
ACCESS for ELLs Administration Roles
There are three roles required to administer ACCESS for ELLs:
- responsible for the overall coordination of test administration
- set up user accounts within the new WIDA Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS)
- ensure everyone has access to the WIDA website for training
- complete the Training Course and verify that Test Administrators and Technology Coordinators have also completed their trainings and checklists
- responsible for all technical and system setup for online testing
- troubleshoot and provide tech support during testing
- complete web-based trainings and checklists available through the WIDA website
- responsible for administering ACCESS for ELLs
- complete the WIDA Training Course, including review of all applicable Test Administration Manuals and web-based modules
- complete checklists that will be available through the WIDA website to prepare for test administration activities.
Test Administrator Requirements
ACCESS for ELLs test administrator requirements differ based on what specific test they are administering.
- The online ACCESS for ELLs assessment must be administered by a school or district staff member, not related to any of the students being tested.
- The Kindergarten, Alternate and the paper-based ACCESS for ELLs assessments must be administered by a trained educator (including administrators and teachers) who is employed by the school or district. This may also include student-teachers who normally have responsibility for supervising students, or other individuals who have met the test administration qualifications and are temporarily hired by the district to administer ACCESS for ELLs. Parent volunteers are not allowed to administer examinations.
The WIDA Assessment Management System (AMS)
- Capture the Pre-ID information required to set up test sessions for students
- Be the ordering platform for paper ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs tests
- Set up the test sessions for students taking the ACCESS for ELLs assessment
- Capture accommodation requirements for ELLs with disabilities
- Provide data downloads one testing is complete and the assessments have been scored
Private School Administration
Private schools who need to administer ACCESS for ELLs must work with their local district to create a logistical plan for implementation. As ACCESS for ELLs is now online for grades 1-12, this may require setting up a testing environment at the private school, or scheduling a time for students to take the test at a public school location. Private School PreID rosters can be uploaded during the month of October.