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State Education Agency (ME State Dept. of Education) Nancy Mullins (207) 624-6788 Maine State Department of Education; English as a Second Language; N. New England TESOL
WIDA Consortium WIDA Client Services Center Toll Free 1-866-276-7735
Data Recognition Corp. (DRC) DRC WIDA Customer Service

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Data Recognition Corp

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

Your personal WIDA login provides access to the W-APT training and test materials.

How do I gain access to the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Training Course?

Your personal WIDA login provides access to the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Training Course.

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

For those administering Paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, the Speaking quiz must be retaken every year.

For those administering Online ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, Kindergarten ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS, it is recommended that test administrators refresh with available online training as suggested by WIDA.

What type of training is available for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0?

All training materials are available virtually through web-based modules and online resources in the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Training Course. 

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 live webinar offerings will be posted soon!

Description Start Date End Date
DRC Provides 2015-16 Site Data to SEA 8/15/2016 8/15/2016
SEA Provides 2016-17 Site Changes to DRC 8/16/2016 9/30/2016
Initial Test Materials Ordering Window in AMS (Pre-ID labels provided) 10/17/2016 12/6/2016
Pre ID Files to DRC (SEA) 12/6/2016 12/6/2016
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available 12/12/2016 3/3/2017
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/9/2017 1/9/2017
Test Window 1/17/2017 3/3/2017
Secondary Test Materials Ordering Window in AMS (Pre-ID labels not provided) 1/9/2017 2/24/2017
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC 3/10/2017 3/10/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation (SEA) 3/28/2017 4/15/2017
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) 5/2/2017 5/2/2017
Reporting (Late Returns Window) TBD TBD
Data Available to State 5/2/2017 5/2/2017
  1. Will Maine be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2016-2017?
    Except for Kindergarten, which will continue as a paper-based kit, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 will be an online assessment in Maine. If there is a reason a district will need to consider the paper version (i.e. district lacks the necessary technology infrastructure for a successful administration), the Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE) must grant permission. Contact For individual students go to: Individual Student Paper Test Request ACCESS 2.0 The Maine DOE will assume any school not submitting a written request will be delivering the assessment online.

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

    Maine's 4th and 5th grade students will keyboard their Writing responses.

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist

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