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  • Contact Information

    Organization Name Email Phone External Links
    State Education Agency (WY Dept. of Education) Beth VanDeWege beth.vandewege@wyo.gov (307) 777-8964 Wyoming Department of Education
    Robin Holbrook robin.holbrook@wyo.gov (307) 777-5217
    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
    (ask for WIDA Support)
  • Assessment Materials & Training

    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.

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 2015 - 2016 Dates


    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
    DRC Provides Data File to SEA for Simultaneous Data Validation 4/4/2016 4/15/2016
    Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online   5/2/2016
    Final Data Available to State   5/2/2016
  • State Specific Guidance for ACCESS 2.0

    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.

  • Professional Development




    September 16-17, 2015



    September 22-23, 2015



    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


    November 10, 2015

    Extension for Cody Workshop:
    Further Exploration of WIDA Tools Webinar

    Cody Participants Only

    *November 10-12, 2015

    Unit Planning


    *November 10-12, 2015

    Unit Planning


    *April 18-19, 2016



    *April 21-22, 2016



    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.

  • Miscellaneous Information


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
or call toll free 1-855-787-9615 M-F 6am-8pm CST.