TO:  Missouri District Test Coordinator
From: DRC Customer Support
DATE: November 2, 2020

RE:   Test Setup Window

The Test Setup Window for ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs takes place Monday, November 9, 2020 through Friday, March 26, 2021.  During this window, you will have the ability to view students and modify test sessions in WIDA AMS. If you are administering ACCESS for ELLs online, you must make sure your students are entered in the appropriate test sessions.  

Students for whom Pre ID data was submitted will automatically be placed into generic test sessions based on grade cluster and domain.  To view the test sessions, log into WIDA AMS, click on Test Management and then click on Manage Test Sessions.  This view can be filtered by a specific district or school and displays the status of the test session:  Not Started, In Progress, or Completed.

For detailed instructions on Test Setup,  please refer to the WIDA Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS) User Guide located in WIDA AMS under My Applications > General Information > Documents.  

As a reminder for online testing this year, with COS-SD, it is required to check and verify that the test content is downloaded and updated for the most current administrations.  For the 2020-2021 school year, administrations for EWD904 - WIDA ACCESS for ELLs, EWD908 - WIDA Screener, and EWD372 - Sample Items will need to be checked and downloaded under Content Management for each active COS Configuration in Central Office Services.  For detailed information regarding COS including how to configure, install, manage, and troubleshoot the COS-SD, please review the Technology User Guide located in WIDA AMS under My Applications > General Information > Documents.

Please contact DRC Customer Support with any questions at or call 1-855-787-9615.