Select state education agency:
Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (WY Dept. of Education) Will Woods will.woods@wyo.gov (307) 777-5217 Wyoming Department of Education
Laurie Hernandez laurie.hernandez@wyo.gov (307) 777-8753
Dani Olsen dani.olsen@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

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 will.woods@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.

Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
Test Materials Ordering via AMS (LEAs) 10/18/17 11/19/17
LEAs Load Pre–ID File into AMS 11/29/17 11/29/17
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available for Test Sessions 12/4/17 2/27/18
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/8/18 1/8/18
Test Window 1/23/18 2/27/18
Additional Test Material Ordering Window in AMS 1/8/18 2/20/18
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC 3/6/18 3/6/18
Pre–Report Data Validation – LEAs in AMS TBD TBD
Pre–Report Data Validation – Data File to SEA TBD TBD
Pre–Report Data Validation – DRC Receives Data File From SEA TBD TBD
Districts Receive Reports – Printed and Online (On) TBD TBD
Data Available to State TBD TBD

Will ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 be online or paper-based in Wyoming in 2016-2017?

During the test ordering window, October 19 – November 30, 2016, schools will decide whether to administer the online and/or paper-based ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment for the 2017 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.

Wyoming WIDA Professional Development Scedule 2016-17

Date Workshop Location Registration
September 13 Interpreting Score Reports for Instruction Casper - 970 Glenn Rd https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CasperScoreReports
September 15 Interpreting Score Reports for Instruction Rock Springs - Western Wyoming Community College Room 1309 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RockSpringsScoreReports
November 1-2 Collaboration Buffalo - Hampton Inn https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CollabBuffalo
December 5 ACCESS 2.0 Training Casper – District Room 970 Glenn Rd. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACCESSCasper
December 7 ACCESS 2.0 Training Western Wyoming Comm. College Room 1006 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACCESSRockSprings
January 26-27 Formative Language Assessment Jackson WY – District Room https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIDAFLAJackson
TBD FLA Webinar online NA
February 7-8 Engaging English Learners in Science Green River - District Room https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCIENCEGreenRiver
February 14-15 Engaging English Learners in Science Cheyenne https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCIENCECheyenne
June 6-8 Facilitator's Retreat (ToT) Laramie WY – District Room https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIDARETREATLaramie

For questions, please contact Will Woods at will.woods@wyo.gov or 307-777-5217.

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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