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State Education Agency (VT Agency of Education)

Jim McCobb
State Title III Director

Fax 802-429-1822

Vermont Agency of Education; N. New England TESOL

Linda Moreno
Assessment Coordinator for Special Populations 802-479-1309
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


Start Date

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DRC Provides 2015-16 Site Data 8/15/2016 8/15/2016
SEA Provides 2016-17 Site Changes to DRC 8/16/2016 10/4/2016
Test Materials Ordering Available in AMS (LEAs) 11/2/2016 11/22/2016
Pre ID Files to DRC (LEAs in AMS) 11/2/2016 11/22/2016
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available 12/19/2016 3/10/2017
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/3/2017 1/3/2017
Test Window 1/17/2017 3/17/2017
Additional Test Material Window in AMS 1/3/2017 3/3/2017
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC 3/17/2017 3/17/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation (SEA) 4/4/2017 4/10/2017
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) 5/5/2017 5/5/2017
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window (SEA) 5/5/2017 5/19/2017
Data Available to State 6/1/2017 6/1/2017
  1. Will Vermont be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2016-2017?

    Vermont will be administering ACCESS for ELLs online from 2016-2017 onward.

  2. If we're testing online, will there be any paper materials at all?

    Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs have not changed, and are still paper-based. They will be ordered and shipped with the rest of the Online ACCESS for ELLs materials.

    Grades 1-3 will still take the Writing domain in a paper booklet, as many students in these grades aren't fluent with a keyboard. Writing booklets will be sent automatically when you order Online tests for them.

    Students in Grades 4-12 will take all domains of the ACCESS 2.0 online unless they fall into one of the categories for which there is currently no online test option–i.e., students who need the Alternate ACCESS, braille, large print, or IEP/504 accommodation(s).

    However, we recognize that some newcomers in grades 4-12 may not have been exposed to technology, so paper Writing booklets can be ordered for students who meet these criteria. If a student in these grades needs to handwrite the Writing domain, s/he will read the prompts on the screen and write in the booklet. DRC will ship a small number of paper writing booklets for grades 4-12. Please plan ahead for students who will need this option.

    In addition, if you find (or know) you need additional Writing booklets, you'll be able to order them in the Additional Materials window with 3 day shipping.

  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, Technology Coordinators?

    All training materials will be available virtually through web-based modules and online resources. Training information, checklists, quizzes, and resources for the three ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 roles (Test Coordinator, Test Administrator, and Technology Coordinator) are available through the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Training Course.

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ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist

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