Northern Mariana Islands

Select state education agency:

Organization Name Email Phone External Links
CNMI Public School System,  Accountability, Research, & Evaluation Lynette Villagomez, Associate Commissioner (670) 237-3050
Fasefulu Raymond Tigilau, Assessment Coordinator (670) 237-3024
CNMI Public School System, Student and Support Services Yvonne Pangelinan, Associate Commissioner (670) 237-3013
CNMI Public School System, Curriculum and Instruction Jackie Quitugua, Associate Commissioner (670) 237-3002
CNMI Public School System, Technology & Communication Networks Joseph Torres, Director (670) 237-3056
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

How do I set up my account for the ACCESS for ELLs Test Administrator Training Course?
Using the password provided by the CNMI Public School System, create a test administrator training course account using the Account Creator. Afterwards, you should receive an enrollment email with your username and password. If you don't see this message, please check your spam and bulk mail folders.

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 test portion. Log In to take the quizzes.

Do I need to show proof of my passing quiz grades (80%) from previous years?
Yes. You should keep a copy on file. Your Complex Area ELL Administrator or Resource Teacher will also maintain a file of course certificates.

Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
DRC Provides 2016-2017 Site Data to SEA 8/11/17 8/11/17
SEA Provides 2017-2018 Site Changes to DRC 8/14/17 10/26/17
Test Materials Ordering Via Pre-ID File (SEA) 12/5/17 12/5/17
SEA Loads Pre-ID File into AMS 12/5/17 12/5/17
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available for Test Sessions 1/22/18 3/16/18
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/22/18 1/22/18
Test Window 2/12/18 3/22/18
Additional Test Material Ordering Window in AMS 1/22/18 3/9/18
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC 3/30/18 3/30/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation – SEA in AMS 4/17/18 4/25/18
Districts Receive Reports – Printed and Online (On) 5/29/18 5/29/18
Data Available to State 5/29/18 5/29/18
  1. Will CNMI-PSS be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2017-18?

    ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 will be administered to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Public School System’s English learners (ELs) February 12 to March 22, 2018.

    Grades 1-12 ELs will be tested with the online version of the assessment.

    Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs continues to be paper-based kit.

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

    All 1-5th grade ELs will handwrite their responses to the Writing test. ELs in 6-12th grades who are unable to keyboard their Writing responses may also have the option of handwriting their responses.

  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, and Technology Coordinators?

All training materials will be available virtually through web-based modules and online resources.

WIDA has developed checklists to provide specific information to support test preparation and administration for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 for school year 2017-18. These checklists are the following roles:

  • Technology Coordinator – responsible for all technical and system set up for online testing
  • Test Coordinator – responsible for the overall coordination or test administration activities
  • Test Administrator – responsible for administering ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

These checklists can be found under ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Preparation Resources page on the WIDA website. Recorded webinars are available on the WIDA website as well the registration links to upcoming training webinars.

There are currently no Professional Development opportunities offered in the Northern Mariana Islands.

Northern Mariana Islands
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist State Specific Directions


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