The WIDA Screener for Kindergarten and the WIDA Screener Online (for grades 1–12) are free and designed for two purposes:
To access the WIDA Screener Online training, log into your personal account, select the Assessment Training tab, and filter for Screener Online. The WIDA Screener Online is available through WIDA-AMS. Consumable materials are available for download in the training module.
To access the WIDA Screener for Kindergarten training, log into your personal account, select the Assessment Training tab, and filter for Screener for Kindergarten. The WIDA Screener for Kindergarten is an individually administered paper screener. Consumable materials are available for download in the training module.
Those wishing to use the WIDA Screener Paper may purchase materials at the WIDA Online Store. WIDA Screener Paper training is available on the WIDA Secure Portal through your personal account. Select the Assessment Training tab, and filter for Screener Paper.
If you do not have a personal account, instructions for account creation can be found on the Department's ACCESS for ELLs webpage.
Go to the WIDA website.
Click "Resource Library" located in the upper left-hand corner.
The WIDA Resource Library offers resources and materials for EL educators on topics including standards and instructional practices, research, accommodations, family engagement, and Can Do descriptors.
The Massachusetts state page on the WIDA website provides information about WIDA in Massachusetts. It contains contact information, test administration dates and policies, professional development opportunities, and training and certification information for ACCESS for ELLs test administrators.
Last Updated: October 19, 2022
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