WIDA.US provides training materials, modules to pass and testing manuals. Click "My Account & Secure Portal"
Once training is complete, please send a PDF of your Training Certificate to Dr. Kim Nasshan
WIDA-AMS will reveal students' status during testing. It will also show gr. 1-3 the report to access before Writing starts.
Know the WIDA Scales
Kindergarten: Six parts to the test (L&S, R, W tested once for narrative, and again for expository which yields a total of 6 parts). These can be scored at 5 levels. See manual p. 7 for a diagram.
1st-12th Grades: 3 criteria areas for each of the 5 levels. See p. 9-10 in your manual.
Responsibilities of a Test Administrator (Teacher-Proctor)
1-Read the appropriate manual(s) for the tests you will administer (inside ACCESS binder) 2-Ensure security throughout test window 3-Complete training & certificate completion requirements on the WIDA.US site 4-Instead of editing/creating test sessions in the WIDA-AMS portal, please publish your sessions on the shared Google Sheet so Admin Tech can set them up in WIDA-AMS 5-Take time (you and the students) to do the Test Demo and Test Practice experiences (ACCESS Test tab on this site) 6-Receive and inventory test materials from Test Coordinator (Dr. Nasshan to Principal) 7-Provide & document appropriate accommodations for students 8-Monitor students to make sure they can use the online test system (INSIGHT on desktop/Applications folder, too) 9-Know how to set up the Blue Snowball microphone & headphones for the Speaking test 10-Return all test materials to Test Coordinator (Principal to Dr. Nasshan)
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