North Carolina

Select state education agency:

Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (NC Dept. of Public Instruction) Christie M. Lynch Ebert,
Section Chief, K-12 Program Areas (919) 807-3856 NC Dept of Public Instruction

Vicky Kriegsman

ESL/Title III Data Specialist (919) 807-3953
Ivanna Mann Thrower Anderson, ESL/Title III Consultant

(919) 807-3860

Marshall Foster, ESL/Title III Consultant (919) 807-3866

Xatli Stox,
ESL/Title III Consultant (919) 807-3782

Dr. Nancy Carolan,

Section Chief, Testing Policy and Operations (919) 807-4160

Wendy H. Wooten, Education Testing/Accountability Consultant, Testing Policy & Operations Section

(919) 807-3801

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

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

For information regarding the W-APT, school staff should contact the district LEP Coordinator. District staff should contact NCDPI ESL (Contact information above).

What are my state's guidelines for use of the W-APT assessment? What else is covered in state policy?

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has posted policy and procedural guidance W-APT. This document contains valuable information for downloading and administration of the W-APT.

Contact your District School Test Coordinator or LEP Coordinator for help setting up your account.

Who should I contact regarding ACCESS for ELLs?

For information regarding ACCESS for ELLs, school staff should contact the district test coordinators. District staff should contact Testing/Accountability (Contact information above).

What are the LEP exit criteria for students in North Carolina?

Students must exit by meeting specific score requirements as outlined in NC State Board Policy (GCS-A-012).

Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
Test Materials Ordering via Pre-ID File (SEA) 12/1/2017 12/1/2017
SEA Loads Pre-ID File into AMS 12/1/2017 12/1/2017
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available for Test Sessions 1/2/2018 3/9/2018
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/16/2018 1/16/2018
Test Window 1/29/2018 3/9/2018
Additional Test Material Ordering Window in AMS 1/16/2018 3/2/2018
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC 3/16/2018 3/16/2018
Pre-Reporting Data Validation File to SEA 4/2/18 4/2/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation - LEAs in AMS 4/2/18 4/13/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation - Data Files to SEA 4/20/18 4/20/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation - Data Files From SEA 4/27/18 4/27/18
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online 5/25/18 5/25/18
Post-Reporting Data Validation - Data Files to SEA 6/4/18 6/4/18
Post-Reporting Data Validation - Data Files From SEA 6/18/18 6/18/18
Data Available to State 7/6/18 7/6/18
North Carolina
State ID and Placement ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist State Specific Directions


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