Wyoming

Select state education agency:
Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (WY Dept. of Education) Robin Holbrook robin.holbrook@wyo.gov (307) 777-5217 Wyoming Department of Education
Jona Fletcher jona.fletcher1@wyo.gov (307) 777-8964
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 Support WIDA@datarecognitioncorp.com

Toll Free 1-855-787-9615

Data Recognition Corp
MetriTech MetriTech wida@metritech.com
1-800-747-4868
(ask for WIDA Support)
www.metritech.com

How do I gain access to view and/or download W-APT screener materials?

Your W-APT username and password are required. If you don't know your username and password, please contact your Title III District Coordinator.

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

You will need:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your state's Account Creator login information

Contact robin.holbrook@wyo.gov or 307-777-5217 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, a review of the training course is essential, particularly the speaking portion. 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, you should keep a copy on file. Provide a copy of your certificate to your district test coordinator.

Description

Start Date

End Date

District and School Site File to DRC   9/8/2015
Test Materials Ordering 10/19/2015 12/4/2015
Pre-ID Files to DRC   11/10/2015
Online Test Setup 12/18/2015 3/4/2016
Districts Receive Test Material   1/4/2016
Test Window 01/19/16 3/4/2016
Additional Test Material Window 1/6/2016 2/26/2016
Districts Pack Completed Test Material 1/20/2016 3/11/2016
Districts Ship Completed Test Material to DRC 1/20/2016 03/11/2016
All Test Material Received at DRC   3/18/2016
Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window 4/4/2016 4/15/2016
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online   5/2/2016
Final Data Available to State   5/2/2016

Will ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 be online or paper-based in Wyoming in 2015-2016?

During the test ordering window, October 19 – December 4, 2015, schools will decide whether to administer the online and/or paper-based ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment for the 2016 administration of ACCESS for ELLs 2.0. Schools may select one of the following options:

  • All online (computer-based)
  • All paper-based, or
  • Combination of both formats.

Although schools may select either online (computer-based) or paper-based ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment, the Wyoming Department of Education strongly encourages schools to administer the tests online, because of:

  1. Increased ease of test administration
  2. No selection of test tiers ahead of time;
  3. Group test administration of multiple grades and test tiers together
  4. Small group, rather than individually-administered, Speaking tests, with centralized, rather than local, scoring (However, headsets will be required)
  5. Speaking test training and qualification would no longer be required

The following will continue to be a paper-based assessment:

  • Writing domain of the ACCESS for ELLs Test for Grades 1-3
  • Kindergarten ACCESS
  • Alternate ACCESS for students with disabilities who have been so designated by their IEP teams, or who have this listed in their 504 plans

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

Wyoming’s default for grades 4-5 Writing test is keyboarding. However, districts have the option of changing to handwriting if they feel this best meets their students' needs.

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. 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.

Dates

Topic

Location

September 16-17, 2015

Collaboration
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WIDACheyenne

Cheyenne

September 22-23, 2015

Differentiation
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIDAGilletteDIFF

Gillette

October 13, 2015

Extension to Gillette Workshop:
Learning in Action Webinar

Gillette Participants Only

October 21-22, 2015

Differentiation https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIDACODYDIFF

Cody

November 10, 2015

Extension for Cody Workshop:
Further Exploration of WIDA Tools Webinar

Cody Participants Only

*November 10-12, 2015

Unit Planning
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIDACASPERNov

Casper

*November 10-12, 2015

Unit Planning
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIDAJACKSONNov

Jackson

*April 18-19, 2016

Collaboration
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIDACOLLABCasper

Casper

*April 21-22, 2016

Collaboration
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIDACOLLABJackson

Jackson

WIDA is now offering extensions to workshops so participants may follow up with their WIDA facilitator after implementing new practices in the classroom. This year the Differentiation workshops in Gillette and Cody will have extension webinars.

* To build local capacity, WDE is offering Unit Planning in November and as a follow-up, Collaboration in April in the same locations. The goal of these workshops is to have the same teams of teachers attend both workshops thereby building a strong local team for your district.

All workshops are open to any district to attend. Ideally teams of educators would attend together. These teams could include ESL teachers, General Ed teachers, and Administrators.

For questions, please contact Robin Holbrook at robin.holbrook@wyo.gov or 307-777-5217.

Wyoming

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.

Contact DRC
Email WIDA
@datarecognitioncorp.com
or call toll free 1-855-787-9615 M-F 6am-8pm CST.