Select state education agency:
  • Contact Information

    Organization Name Email Phone External Links
    State Education Agency (KY Dept. of Education) Gary Martin (502) 564-4970  

    Kentucky Department of Education; KY TESOL

    Chris Williams (502) 564-4394 ext. 4750
    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
    MetriTech MetriTech
    (ask for WIDA Support)
  • Assessment Materials & Training

    How do I gain access to view and/or download W-APT screener materials?

    Your W-APT username and password are required (this is a district-wide login, not your personal ACCESS training login). If you don't know your district's W-APT username and password, please contact your district facilitator.

    How do I set up my account for the ACCESS for ELLs Test Administrator Training Course?

    Contact your state facilitator for help setting up your account: Chris Williams at (502) 564-4394 x4106 or

    Am I required to take the test administrator training quizzes to become approved to administer the ACCESS test?

    Yes. Log In to take the test administrator training quizzes. You must receive a passing score of 80% on all applicable quizzes.

    Do I need to retake the training quizzes if I passed them in a previous year?

    No, but review of the training course is strongly recommended, particularly the speaking portion.

    Do I need to show proof of my passing quiz grades (80%) from previous years?

    No. KDE maintains a list of all passing quiz grades from previous years.

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 2015 - 2016 Dates

    Task Start Date End Date
    District and School Site File to DRC 9/8/2015 9/8/2015
    Test Materials Ordering 10/5/2015 10/30/2015
    Pre-ID Files to DRC 11/5/2015 11/5/2015
    Online Test Setup 12/9/2015 2/12/2016
    Districts Receive Test Material 12/9/2015 12/9/2015
    Test Window 1/4/2016 2/12/2016
    Additional Test Material Window 12/10/2015 2/5/2016
    Districts Pack Completed Material 2/12/2016 2/19/2016
    Districts Ship Completed Test Material to DRC 2/26/2016 2/26/2016
    All Test Material Received at DRC   2/26/2016
    Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window 3/21/2016 4/1/2016
    Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online 4/18/2016 4/18/2016
    Post-Reporting Data Validation Window 4/18/2016 4/29/2016
    Final Data Available to State 5/6/2016 5/6/2016


  • State Specific Guidance for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

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

    Beginning January 4, 2016, Kentucky's English learners (ELs) will be administered ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, which replaces ACCESS for ELLs. The Kentucky State Department of Education strongly encourages Grades 1-12 ELs be administered the online version. There are many benefits to the online testing, increased student engagement through the more dynamic testing experience, built-in accommodations, and accessibility features appropriate. With the online version, multiple grades can be administered and finally, increased ease for Test Administrators (TA), who will no longer need to administer and score the Speaking test one-on-one.

    ACCESS 2.0 will be online. All TAs, Test Coordinators and Tech Coordinators administering the online assessment will have to complete a checklist.

    Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs will remain paper-based. All TAs administering the paper/pencil assessments will have to take the quizzes again this year.

    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?

    • All training materials will be available virtually through web-based modules and online resources
    • WIDA has developed checklists to provide specific information to support test preparation and administration for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 for school year 2015-2016. These checklists are 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

    These checklists can be found under ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Preparation Resources page on the WIDA website

    Recorded webinars are available on the WIDA website as well the registration links to upcoming training webinars.

    The Kentucky Department of Education will be hosting several ACCESS 2.0 Lync sessions to assist districts this year with testing. See Kentucky specific trainings in the Monday DAC E-mail.

  • Professional Development

    Dates Information Contact
    Sept 21-22, 2015

    Dynamic Differentiation
    Location: Bowling Green, KY

    Register Here

    Gary Martin

    Sept 24-25, 2015

    Dynamic Differentiation
    Location: Frankfort, KY

    Register Here

  • Miscellaneous Information

    ACCESS for ELLs and W-APT test administrators in the state of Kentucky MUST be certified in ACCESS for ELLs test administration by having completed the online course located on this website.


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