Select state education agency:
Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (OK State Dept. of Education) Federal Programs, Title III federalprogramstitle3@sde.ok.gov (405) 521-2846 OK State Department of Education

Dan Ruhl,
Program Specialist, EL Project Coordinator


(405) 522-5158
WIDA Consortium WIDA Client Services Center help@wida.us Toll Free 1-866-276-7735 www.wida.us
Data Recognition Corp. (DRC) DRC WIDA Customer Service WIDA@datarecognitioncorp.com

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 your personal ACCESS training login). If you don't have access to W-APT, please contact your district facilitator.

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

In the past, the Office of Federal Programs has created WIDA Test Administrator accounts for district educators. Moving forward, ELL District-Level Coordinators will now have access to create WIDA Test Administrator user accounts for educators in their district.

If an ELL District-Level Coordinator does not already have access to the User Account Management Tool and the ACCESS for ELLs Account Creator in their account portal, they should contact the WIDA Client Services Center at 1-866-276-7735 or help@wida.us to gain access.

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?

No, but review of the training course is strongly recommended, particularly the speaking portion.

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


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 10/7/2016
Test Materials Ordering Available in AMS (LEAs) 11/14/2016 12/16/2016
Pre ID Files to DRC (SEA) 11/14/2016 12/16/2016
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available 1/9/2017 4/28/2017
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/23/2017 1/23/2017
Test Window 2/6/2017 4/28/2017
Additional Test Material Window in AMS 1/23/2017 4/21/2017
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC 5/5/2017 5/5/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation 5/22/2017 6/5/2017
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) 6/30/2017 6/30/2017
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window 6/30/2017 7/14/2017
Final Data Available to State 7/26/2017 7/26/2017
  1. Will Oklahoma be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2015-2016?

    Beginning February 8, 2016, Oklahoma's English Language Learners (ELLs) will be administered ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, which replaces ACCESS for ELLs. The Oklahoma State Department of Education strongly encourages Grades 1-12 ELLs be administered the online version, as it allows for increased ease for test administrators. With the online version, test administrators no longer score the Speaking test and can group administer Speaking, as well as Reading, Writing and Listening to multiple students across grade levels. Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs continues to be a paper-based kit. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will determine if the Grades 1-12 assessment will be administered as an online or paper-based assessment.

    The Kindergarten ACCESS, Alternate ACCESS and the Writing domain of the ACCESS for ELLs Test for Grades 1-3 continue to be a paper-based assessment.

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

    Oklahoma’s 4th and 5th graders will keyboard their Writing responses.

  3. 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, and Technology Coordinators?

    All training materials will be available virtually through web-based modules and online resources.

    The Oklahoma State Department of Education will conduct a webinar on 01/12/16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. regarding ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test Training. To register for the webinar please go to: https://oksdetraining.webex.com.

  4. What are District Assessment Coordinators permissions and responsibilities, according to OKSDE?

    OK State Specific WIDA Info Addendum 11-13-15.pdf

Webinars offered from the OSDE

  • August 4: WIDA Access Placement Test webinar for Kindergarten and Grades 1-12 (10:00 a.m. CST)
  • 2015/2016 School Year: District/LEA professional development available throughout the state
  • More district specific training and professional development is available upon request: http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/Bilingual-ProDevRequest.pdf

WIDA Workshops of Standards-Based Instructional Practices

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist

Questions? Need Help? Contact our Client Services Center
Email help@wida.us, or call toll free 1-866-276-7735 M-F 8am-5pm CST.

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