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Alternate ELP Assessment

Contact Information

Leslie Huff

WIDA Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

Important Dates:

Testing Window: February 3 to March 27

Pre-Identification (WAMS): TBD

Materials arrive: two weeks before testing

Additional Materials Window: two weeks before testing begins to one week before testing ends  

Note: each district has ONE order of "additional" materials before associated costs are assumed

Materials Return: April 4, 2020  

Note: materials must be picked up by the courier on or before the 4th to not be in the "late batch."


Located in WAMS:

  • Test Administration Manual (TAM) (section 7)
  • WIDA AMS User Guide


All Test Administrators for the WIDA Alternate ACCESS are required to complete TA training annually. Training is available on OSPI's Moodle site. Districts are encouraged to organize training opportunities to encourage partner practice during the training. The training includes a 45 minute video. Trainings should be scheduled for no less than 2 hours to accommodate practice time during the video.

There are documents on the Moodle that will need to be printed to use during training.

TAs will need to get an access code from their District Assessment Coordinators in order to access the Moodle course. Some districts may not allow individual access.

Moodle link: http://training.ospi.k12.wa.us/course/view.php?id=53 (access code required from DAC)

Following training, TAs will need to complete a 12-question quiz, scoring a minimum of 10 points, and register with OSPI as a trained administrator.

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