Indiana

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Organization Name Email Phone External Links
Indiana Dept. of Education Valerie Beard, Assistant Director of English Learners and Migrant Education Programs vbeard@doe.in.gov (317) 232-0558  Indiana Department of Education; IDOE Office of English Learning and Migrant Education; INTESOL (Indiana Affiliate)

Adam Pitt,
English Learner Specialist

apitt@doe.in.gov (317) 234-7168
Karen Stein,
Assessment Program Specialist
kstein@doe.in.gov (317) 234-2377
Jennifer Woo,
Assessment Program Specialist for Technology
jwoo@doe.in.gov (317) 234-4231
Nathan Williamson,
Director of Title Grants and Support
nwilliamson@doe.in.gov (317) 232-6671

Nicole Leach,
Global Learning and World Language Specialist

NLeach@doe.in.gov (317) 232-0572
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2017-2018 WIDA Assessment Guidance PDF Icon

Description Start Date End Date
Test Materials Ordering Via Pre-ID File (SEA) 10/20/2017 10/20/2017
SEA Loads Pre-ID File into AMS 10/20/2017 10/20/2017
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available for Test Sessions 11/27/2017 2/23/2018
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 12/13/2017 12/13/2017
Test Window 1/8/2018 2/23/2018
Additional Test Material Ordering Window in AMS 12/13/2017 2/16/2018
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC 3/2/2018 3/2/2018
Pre-Reporting Data Validation - LEAs in AMS 3/19/18 3/23/18
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) 4/23/18 4/23/18
Post-Reporting Data Validation - Data File to SEA 4/23/18 4/23/18
Post-Reporting Data Validation - Data File from SEA 5/7/18 5/7/18
Data Available to State 5/23/18 5/23/18
  1. Will Indiana be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2017-2018?

    Please refer to the 2017-18 WIDA Assessment Guidance.

  2. Will 4th and 5th grade ELLs on the Writing test respond by handwriting or keyboarding?

    All students in grades 1-5 will respond to the Writing test using paper/pencil, thus handwritten. Again refer to the table in the attached Indiana Guidance above.

  3. How do I gain access to ACCESS for ELLs training materials?

    Access to these materials is tied to a WIDA account. If you don't have a WIDA account or don't have access to the ACCESS for ELLs training materials, please contact your Corporation WIDA Test Coordinator.

  4. How do I gain access to ACCESS for ELLs test administration materials?

    Access to these materials is through the WIDA AMS. If you do not have a WIDA AMS account, please contact your Corporation WIDA Test Coordinator.

  5. What am I required to do to be able to administer the ACCESS for ELLs assessment?

    For grades 1-12 you will need to login to the WIDA website and work through the components of the Test Administrator Checklist. It can be found under My Account & Secure Portal -> ACCESS For ELLs 2.0 Training -> Online or Paper Grades 1-12. If you are administering the paper Speaking component, you will have to take and pass the Speaking Scoring Training module with a score of 80% or higher.

  6. What am I required to do to be able to administer the Alternate or Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs assessment?

    For Kindergarten or Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, you will need to login to the WIDA website and work through the components of the Test Administrator Checklist, which include a certification quiz. You must receive a score of 80% on the quiz to be certified to administer that assessment.

  7. Do I need to retake trainings or quizzes if I passed them in a previous year?

    Indiana is recognizing all certifications completed in 2016-17 and is not requiring test administrators to recertify this year.

2017-18 WIDA Assessment Guidance PDF Icon

The Indiana Department of Education has created a wealth of resources for educators working with English learners to implement the WIDA English Language Development Standards and the ACCESS for ELLs assessment.  The resources include implementation guides, state and local exemplars, professional development webinars, and training videos.  Please be sure to visit http://www.doe.in.gov/elme often as new resources are continually added.

Indiana is collaborating with the WIDA consortium to provide supports for educators.  The state webinars can be found in the WIDA download library, https://www.wida.us/downloadLibrary.aspx#,  in the State/District Webinars section under Indiana.  Educators that need a log in can contact their corporation testing coordinator or WIDA test administrator.

Indiana
State ID and Placement ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist State Specific Directions

 

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