Alternate ACCESS
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 For more information
 about ELPA21
 in Washington state:


WIDATM Alternate ACCESS for ELLs©

Important Dates:

Testing Window: January 28 to March 22
Pre-Identification: December 4, 2018
Materials arrive: Mid-January
Additional Materials: January 14 to March 15, 2019
Note: each district has ONE order of “additional” materials before it assumes associated costs):
Materials Return: March 29, 2019
Note: materials must be picked up by the delivery company by the 29th 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: (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 facilitator.

FAQ for Alt ELP Assessment

WIDA Non Disclosure Agreement


   Updated 1/7/2019

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