Select state education agency:

Organization Name Email Phone External Links
State Education Agency (WY Dept. of Education) Jessica Steinbrenner jessica.steinbrenner@wyo.gov (307) 777-8568 Wyoming Department of Education
Laurie Hernandez laurie.hernandez@wyo.gov (307) 777-8753
Dani Olsen dani.olsen@wyo.gov (307) 777-8964
Antoinette Hallam,
English Learner/Foreign Language Consultant
antoinette.hallam@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

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 antoinette.hallam@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 11/29/17
SEAs 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 3/22/18 3/26/18
Pre-Report Data Validation – Data File to SEA 4/4/18 4/4/18
Pre-Report Data Validation – DRC Receives Data File From SEA 4/18/18 4/18/18
Districts Receive Reports – Printed and Online (On) 5/14/18 5/14/18
Data Available to State 5/14/18 5/14/18

Will ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 be online or paper-based in Wyoming in 2017-2018?

During the test ordering window, October 18–November 29, 2017, schools will decide whether to administer the online and/or paper-based ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment for the 2018 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 Schedule 2017-18

Date Workshop Location Registration
Coming Soon!      

For questions, please contact Jessica Steinbrenner at jessica.steinbrenner@wyo.gov or 307-777-8568.

No additional information is available at this time.

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist State Specific Directions


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