New Mexico

Select state education agency:

Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (New Mexico Public Education Department) Elsy Diaz,
Assessment Coordinator (505) 827-6747 NMPED Language and Culture Bureau
Kirsi Laine,
English Learner Specialist (505) 827-6505

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

Mayra Valtierrez,
Director, Language and Culture Bureau (505) 827-4270
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

Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
DRC Provides 2016-17 Site Data to SEA 8/11/17 8/11/17
SEA Provides 2017-18 Site Changes to DRC 8/14/17 10/2/17
Test Materials Ordering via Pre-ID File (SEA) 11/28/17 11/28/17
SEA Loads Pre-ID File into AMS 11/28/17 11/28/17
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available for Test Sessions 12/4/18 3/16/18
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/10/18 1/10/18
Test Window 1/22/18 3/16/18
Additional Test Material Ordering Window in AMS 1/10/18 3/9/18
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC 3/23/18 3/23/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation – LEAs in AMS 4/9/18 4/20/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation – Data File to SEA 5/2/18 5/2/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation – DRC Receives Data File From SEA 5/7/18 5/7/18
Districts Receive Reports – Printed and Online (On) 6/4/18 6/4/18
Data Available to State 6/4/18 6/4/18
  1. Does New Mexico administer online or paper ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs?

    New Mexico administers the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 according to the following table:

    ACCESS 2.0 Test Modality

    Kindergarten ALL Paper – scored by TA
    Grades 1-3 Paper for Writing, Online for Listening, Speaking, Reading
    Grades 4-12 ALL Online – but uses paper Test Administrator Script
    Alternate ALL Paper – scored by TA
    Accommodation Paper or Online for Reading Listening and Speaking; Mixed Modality option for Paper Writing only
  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.

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

Quick-start Guide for District Test Coordinators

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
State ID and Placement ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist State Specific Directions


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