New Mexico

Select state education agency:
Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (New Mexico Public Education Department) Icela Pelayo, Ph.d, State Director, Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau (505) 827-6667 NMPED Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau
Kirsi Laine, Education Administrator (505) 827-6505

Gabriel Martinez
Deputy Director of Assessment (505) 827-6509

Cristina Caltagirone
Assessment Coordinator (505) 827-6721
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?

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 Test Coordinator.

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

Contact your District Test Coordinator for help setting up your account.

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?

Yes. Speaking portion of the training must be retaken annually. Log In to take the test administrator training quizzes.

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

Yes. Provide a copy of your certificate to your district test coordinator


Start Date

End Date

DRC Provides 2015-16 Site Data 8/15/2016 8/15/2016
SEA Provides 2016-17 Site Changes to DRC 8/15/2016 10/3/2016
Test Materials Ordering via Pre ID File from SEA 11/18/2016 11/18/2016
Pre ID Files to DRC (SEA) 11/18/2016 11/18/2016
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available 12/5/2016 3/3/2017
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/5/2017 1/5/2017
Test Window 1/9/2017 3/3/2017
Additional Test Material Window in AMS 1/5/2017 2/17/2017
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC 3/10/2017 3/10/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation (LEAs in WIDA AMS) 3/27/2017 4/7/2017
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) 5/5/2017 5/5/2017
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window – Data Files to SEA 5/5/2017 5/5/2017
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window – Data Files from SEA to DRC 6/2/2017 6/2/2017
Data Available to State 6/14/2017 6/14/2017
  1. Will New Mexico be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2015-2016?

    For 2015-2016, except for Kindergarten, which continues to be a paper-based kit, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 will be an online assessment in New Mexico.

  2. 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?

    An overview of ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 has been provided during all District Test Coordinator trainings.

    All WIDA training materials are available virtually through web-based modules and online resources.

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

    New Mexico’s 4th and 5th grade students will keyboard their Writing responses into the system.

There are currently no Professional Development opportunities offered in New Mexico.

The WIDA Assessment Training Toolkit is available by logging on to this website with your personal training account. After you login, click on "Training Toolkit" in the left-hand navigation menu. This includes PowerPoint presentations and other resources used for local ACCESS for ELLs and/or W-APT Training.

New Mexico
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist

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