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State Education Agency

Melanie Jones
Coordinator College and Career Readiness & English Language Assessments (208) 332-6933 Idaho State Department of Education
Alissa Metzler
Title III Coordinator

(208) 332-6905
Christina Nava Ed.D.
Title III/Migrant Director

(208) 332-6876
WIDA Consortium WIDA Client Services Center Toll Free 1-866-276-7735
Data Recognition Corp. (DRC) DRC WIDA Customer Service

Toll Free 1-855-787-9615

Data Recognition Corp

Information coming soon.

Description Start Date End Date
DRC Provides 2015-16 Site Data 8/15/2016 8/15/2016
SEA Provides 2016-17 Site Changes to DRC 8/16/2016 9/23/2016
Test Materials Ordering Available in AMS (SEA) 10/31/2016 12/2/2016
Pre ID Files to DRC 12/2/2016 12/2/2016
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available (test session and adding students) 1/4/2017 3/10/2017
Districts Receive Test Material (On) 1/23/2017 1/23/2017
Test Window 1/30/2017 3/10/2017
Additional Test Material Window in AMS 1/23/2017 3/3/2017
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC 3/17/2017 3/17/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation (LEAs in WIDA AMS) 4/3/2017 4/7/2017
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) 5/5/2017 5/5/2017
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window TBD TBD
Data Available to State 5/5/2017 5/5/2017

Will Idaho be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2015-2016?

Except for the Kindergarten assessment, which will be administered as a paper-based assessment, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 will be administered online in Idaho. Idaho's Technology and Assessment Coordinators have received information, via email, on the technology requirements for the online version of the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0. If needed, the technology requirements can be viewed at While the technology requirements should not be an issue for most of Idaho's districts, the paper version of the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is available if needed. The paper version of the assessment will also be made available for special circumstances; such as, a recent immigrant student who is not familiar with the technology. The Idaho DOE will be providing districts specific instructions for requesting the paper-based version of the assessment in the Fall 2015.

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

Idaho's 4th and 5th grade students will keyboard their Writing response. 

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, Tech Coordinators?

Idaho is utilizing the WIDA checklists for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 training purposes. WIDA developed these checklists to provide specific information to support test preparation and administration for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2015-16. These checklists are for the following roles:

  • Technology Coordinator – responsible for all technical and system set up for online testing
  • Test Coordinator – responsible for the overall coordination or test administration activities
  • Test Administrator – responsible for administering ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

Administrators of the paper-based test should note that if they are scoring Speaking, they will need to complete a new Speaking scoring module that outlines new scoring procedures.

To view Idaho's transition document, please visit:



Training Duration & Format

Intended Audience



4-6 pm MST/

3-5 PST

Introduction to the WIDA ELD Framework

2 hr webinar

live & recorded

ELL & Content Teachers

Register Here

Alissa Metzler


4-6 pm MST/

3-5 PST

Introduction to the WIDA ELD Framework



4-6 MST/

3-5 PST

Dynamic Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students

All educators


4-6 MST/

3-5 PST

Introducation to Academic Language


Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

Q & A Webinar

1 hr webinar - live and recorded

Test Coordinators & Administrators



ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Score Report Interpretation

Q & A Webinar



ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports for Instruction

(1 day training)

1-Day (Locations & Times TBD)



5/11 - 5/12/2016

Standards-Based Lesson Planning for ELLs

2-Day (Locations & Times TBD)



ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist

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