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

Amanda Danks
Exceptional Children Education Consultant
Testing Policy & Operations Section

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).

Description Start Date End Date
DRC Provides 2015-16 Site Data 8/15/2016 8/15/2016
SEA Provides 2016-2017 Site Changes to DRC 8/16/2016 11/2/2016
Test Materials Ordering 12/2/2016 12/2/2016
Pre ID Files to DRC (SEA) 12/2/2016 12/2/2016
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available 1/3/2017 3/24/2017
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/17/2017 1/17/2017
Test Window 1/30/2017 3/24/2017
Additional Test Material Window in AMS 1/17/2017 3/17/2017
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC 3/31/2017 3/31/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation (LEAs in AMS) 4/17/2017 4/28/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation (Data files SEA) 5/5/2017 5/12/2017
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) 6/8/2017 6/8/2017
Data Available to SEA 6/8/2017 6/8/2017
North Carolina
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist

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