New Mexico

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  • Contact Information

    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
    Severo Martinez, Education Administrator (505) 827-6553
    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 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

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 2015 - 2016 Dates

    Description Start Date End Date
    District and School Site File to DRC



    Test Materials Ordering



    Pre-ID Files to DRC



    Test Setup



    Districts Receive Test Material



    Test Window



    Additional Test Material Window



    Districts Pack Completed Test Material



    Districts Ship Completed Test Material to DRC



    All Test Material Received at DRC



    Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window



    Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online



    Post-Reporting Data Validation Window



    Final Data Available to State



  • State Specific Guidance for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

    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. Training information for the three ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 roles (Test Coordinator, Test Administrator, and Technology Coordinator) is available on the ACCESS 2.0 Preparation Resources webpage. Users may select their role (or all roles) to see currently available and upcoming 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. 

  • Professional Development

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

    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

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