North Dakota

Select state education agency:

Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (ND Dept of Public Instruction) Lodee Arnold, ELL Administrator 701-328-1876 North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Jill Frohlich, ELL Administrative Staff Officer 701-328-2254
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 set up my account for the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test Administrator Training Course?

Teachers who wish to take the Test Administrator Training Course will need to contact their System Test Coordinator in order to obtain the login information. This login information will give teachers access to the Account Creator. At this point teachers will create their own, specific username and password so that they may complete the training course.

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?

Once you have completed the training and passed the quizzes, the only continued requirement is the speaking portion of the training and its corresponding quiz must be retaken every 2 years and only if you are administering the MODEL assessment.

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


Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
Test Materials Ordering via Pre-ID File (SEA) 12/8/17 12/8/17
SEA Loads Pre-ID File into AMS 12/8/17 12/8/17
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available for Test Sessions 12/15/17 2/23/18
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/8/18 1/8/18
Test Window 1/16/18 2/23/18
Additional Test Material Ordering Window in AMS 1/8/18 2/16/18
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC 3/2/18 3/2/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation – LEAs in AMS 3/19/18 3/30/18
Districts Receive Reports – Printed and Online (On) 4/30/18 4/30/18
Post-Reporting Data Validation – LEAs in AMS 4/30/18 5/4/18
Data Available to State 5/22/18 5/22/18

North Dakota requires Test Coordinators to maintain their district’s file of all Test Administrators to ensure they are up-to-date with their required training courses and certifications according to the tests they are administering.

ELL Identification & Screening Information:
North Dakota provides guidance documents on identification and screening on the NDDPI website.

ELL Program Exit
North Dakota’s exit criteria are based on the scores from the annual English language proficiency assessment (ACCESS). To qualify for exit from the ELL program, the scores achieved must meet the minimum level in EACH of the following areas:

  • Minimum Overall (Composite) Proficiency Level Score: 5.0
  • Minimum Proficiency Level Scores on each of the four subtest assessments:
    • Reading: 3.5
    • Writing: 3.5
    • Listening: 3.5
    • Speaking: 3.5

For more information, check the guidance on the NDDPI website at

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


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