TO: Missouri District Test Coordinator
FROM: Data Recognition Customer Support
DATE: January 7, 2021

RE: ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS Test Window Opening

The testing window for ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS begins on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Prior to testing, please ensure that all students' demographic data and accommodations are correct in WIDA AMS Student Management.  For students testing on paper, verify that their Pre-ID student labels are correct.  Incorrect Pre-ID labels may still be used but you must update the students' demographic information in WIDA AMS Student Management.

Online testers must also be placed into test sessions within WIDA AMS Test Management.  Students submitted via the Pre-ID file process were automatically placed into generic test sessions by grade and domain.  If this test session set up is suitable to you, no additional action is needed.  You may also revise the test sessions to group students according to your local needs.  

Students who were not uploaded via the Pre-ID process must be added to WIDA AMS and placed into test sessions.  

To check the test sessions, follow the below directions to generate a report showing the students in test sessions.  
  1. Log into WIDA AMS.
  2. Click on Report Delivery > Status Reports.
  3. Select the Administration and District (select school, if applicable).
  4. Click on the Daily Cumulative Student Status Report.

For detailed information and instructions for managing test sessions, please refer to the WIDA Assessment Management System (WIDA AMS) User Guide located in WIDA AMS under My Applications > General Information > Documents.  

For information on testing during COVID-19, please locate the Assessment Best Practices During COVID-19 document located in the Download Library of the WIDA Secure Portal.

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