Florida

Select state education agency:
Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (Florida Dept of Ed) Sabrina Read, Florida ACCESS Test Trainer Sabrina.Read@fldoe.org (850) 245-0843 www.fldoe.org 
WIDA Consortium WIDA Client Services Center help@wida.us Toll Free 1-866-276-7735 www.wida.us
Data Recognition Corp. (DRC) DRC WIDA Customer Support WIDA@datarecognitioncorp.com

Toll Free 1-855-787-9615

Data Recognition Corp
Description Start Date End Date
DRC Provides 2015-16 Site Data 8/15/2016 8/15/2016
SEA Provides 2016-2017 Site Changes to DRC 8/16/2016 9/9/2016
Test Materials Ordering (SEA via data file) 11/29/2016 11/29/2016
Pre ID Files to DRC (will be used to order) 11/29/2016 11/29/2016
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available 1/3/2017 3/31/2017
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/13/2017 1/13/2017
Test Window 1/30/2017 3/24/2017
Additional Test Material Window in AMS 1/13/2017 3/17/2017
Districts Receive Second Wave of Pre-ID Labels 2/13/17 2/13/17
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC 3/31/2017 3/31/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation 4/18/2017 5/1/2017
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) TBD TBD
Data Available to State TBD TBD
  1. Who should participate during the Spring 2017 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 administration?

    All students enrolled in the district (grades K-12) and classified ELL, with a code of "LY" on the 1st day of the test administration window, must be administered one of the following English language proficiency assessments:

    • Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs
    • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
    • Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

  2. Will Florida be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2016-2017?

    For the 2016-2017 school year, Florida’s English Language Learners will continue to take the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 as a paper-based assessment.

  3. What type of training is available for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 for the three roles of those participating in delivery - Test Administrators, Test Coordinators, Technology Coordinators?

    Trainings will consist of those provided by WIDA, DRC, and the Florida Department of Education. All training materials will be available virtually through web-based modules and online resources. School Test Coordinators and Test Administrators only need to review the paper pencil related training modules; disregard trainings for Technology Coordinators. Log in using your personal WIDA login and password. If you have been asked to complete WIDA online training activities but do not believe you have a login, please contact your District Test Coordinator.

  4. Are Test Administrators required to take the training quizzes to become approved to administer ACCESS for ELLs assessments?

    Yes. Test Administrators must receive a passing score of 80% on all applicable quizzes. Log in using your personal WIDA login and password to access the applicable training courses and quizzes. If you have been asked to complete WIDA online training activities but do not believe you have a login, please contact your District Test Coordinator.
Topic Date Time Webinar Link
2017 Test Coordinator Overview 9/23/2016 Pre-recorded  View Now
2017 Test Administrator Overview 9/23/2016 Pre-recorded  View Now
Alternate ACCESS
for ELLs: Administration
12/1/2016 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST View Now
During Testing:
Managing Students
12/7/2016 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST View Now
During Testing:
Managing Students
1/4/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST View Now
During Testing:
Managing Test Materials
1/11/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
Test Coordinator Q&A Session 1/18/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
Test Administrator Q&A Session 1/19/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
Test Coordinator Q&A Session 1/25/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
Test Administrator Q&A Session 1/26/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
Alternate ACCESS
for ELLs: Administration
2/1/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
During Testing:
Managing Test Materials
2/8/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
During Testing:
Managing Students
3/1/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
Alternate ACCESS
for ELLs: Administration
3/2/2017 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST Join Now
Post Testing:
Returning Materials
3/8/2017 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Join Now
Post Testing:
Interpreting Score Reports
5/25/2017 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST Join Now
Post Testing:
Interpreting Score Reports
6/22/2017 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST Join Now
Forida
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist

Questions? Need Help? Contact our Client Services Center
Email help@wida.us, or call toll free 1-866-276-7735 M-F 8am-5pm CST.

Contact DRC
Email WIDA
@datarecognitioncorp.com
or call toll free 1-855-787-9615 M-F 6am-8pm CST.