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    English Language Proficiency Test


    New Hampshire is an active member of the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium.  WIDA is dedicated to the design and implementation of high standards and equitable educational opportunities for English language learners (ELLs). To this end, the WIDA Consortium has developed English language proficiency standards and an English language proficiency test aligned with those standards (ACCESS for ELLs®). Over 4,000 ELL students in New Hampshire public schools take part in the ACCESS for ELLs®.

     

    COVID-19 Updates

    During the COVID-19 outbreak, WIDA is taking measures to maintain service to our educators in a safe and practical way. Assessment results may be delayed.

     

     

     

    Testing Dates 2018-19

     

    10/29/18-11/28/18 Test materials ordering in AMS (LEAs)
    12/6/18 SEA loads Pre-ID File into AMS
    1/17/19-3/15/19 WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions
    1/15/19 Districts receive test materials
    1/21/19-3/15/19 Test Window
    1/15/19-3/8/19 Additional test materials ordering window in AMS
    3/22/19 Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC
    4/10/19-4/19/19 Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS
    5/15/19 Districts receive reports – Online
    5/22/19 Districts receive reports – Printed
    5/21/19-5/28/19 Post-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS

     

     

     

    ACCESS 2.0 Schedule for 2017-2018 

     

    Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
    DRC provides 2016-17 site data to SEA 8/11/17 8/11/17
    SEA provides 2017-18 site changes to DRC 8/14/17 9/29/17
    Test materials ordering available in AMS 10/30/17 11/29/17
    SEA loads pre-ID file into AMS 11/29/17 11/29/17
    WIDA AMS test setup available for test sessions 1/8/18 3/16/18
    Districts receive test materials (On) 1/8/18 1/8/18
    Test Window 1/22/18 3/16/18
    Additional test material ordering window in AMS 1/16/18 3/9/18
    Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC 3/23/18 3/23/18
    Pre-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS 4/9/18 4/18/18
    Districts receive reports – Printed and Online (On) 5/15/18 5/15/18
    Post-reporting data validation – LEAs in AMS 5/21/18 5/25/18
    Data available to State 6/11/18 6/11/18

     

     

     

    ACCESS 2.0 Schedule for 2016-2017 

     

    Description

    Start Date

    End Date

    DRC Provides 2015-16 Site Data

    8/15/2016

    8/15/2016

    SEA Provides 2016-17 Site Changes to DRC

    8/16/2016

    9/30/2016

    Test Materials Ordering Available in AMS (LEAs)

    10/31/2016

    11/30/2016

    Pre ID Files to DRC (SEA)

    11/30/2016

    11/30/2016

    WIDA AMS Test Setup Available

    1/9/2017

    3/31/2017

    Districts Receive Test Materials (On)

    1/9/2017

    1/9/2017

    Test Window

    1/23/2017

    3/31/2017

    Additional Test Material Window in AMS

    1/9/2017

    3/24/2017

    Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC

    4/7/2017

    4/7/2017

    Pre-Reporting Data Validation

    4/24/2017

    5/3/2017

    Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On)  (approximate)

    5/31/2017

    5/31/2017

    Final Data Available to State  (approximate)

    5/31/2017

    5/31/2017

     

     

     

    NH ACCESS for ELLs

    REVISED Calendar of Important Dates

    2015 - 2016

     

       

    ACCESS 2.0 Administration Dates (2015-2016)

    Description

    Start Date

    End Date

    District and School Site File to DRC

    12/11/2015

    12/11/2015

    Test Materials Ordering

    12/21/2015

    1/18/2016

    Pre-ID Files to DRC

    1/11/2016

    1/11/2016

    Test Setup

    1/13/2016

    4/1/2016

    Districts Receive Test Material (On)

    2/1/2016

    2/1/2016

    Online Test Window

    1/25/2016

    4/1/2016

    Paper Test Window

    2/1/2016

    4/1/2016

    Additional Test Material Window

    1/25/2016

    3/25/2016

    Districts Pack Completed Test Material

    2/3/2016

    4/8/2016

    Districts Ship Completed Test Material to DRC

    2/3/2016

    4/8/2016

    All Test Material Received at DRC

    4/15/2016

    4/15/2016

    Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window

    4/27/2016

    5/6/2016

    Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On)

    5/26/2016

    5/26/2016

    Final Data Available to State

    5/26/2016

    5/26/2016

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Description

    Start Date

    End Date

    District and School Site File to DRC

     

    12/11/2015 12/11/2015
    Test Materials Ordering 12/21/2015 1/11/2016
    Pre-ID Files to DRC 1/11/2016 1/11/2016
    Test Setup 1/13/2016 3/25/2016
    Districts Receive Test Material 1/25/2016 1/25/2016
    Test Window 1/25/2016 3/25/2016
    Additional Test Material Window 1/25/2016 3/18/2016
    Districts Pack Completed Test Material 1/27/2016 4/1/2016
    Districts Ship Completed Test Material to DRC 1/27/2016 4/1/2016
    All Test Material Received at DRC 4/8/2016 4/8/2016
    Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window 4/20/2016 4/29/2016
    Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online 5/19/2016 5/19/2016
    Final Data Available to State 5/19/2016 5/19/2016

     

    NH ACCESS for ELLs

    REVISED Calendar of Important Dates

    2014 - 2015

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    11/10/2014 - 12/2/2014 Test Ordering Window
    12/2/2014 Pre-ID file data will be provided by the state
    12/19/2014 Districts Receive test materials
    1/5/2015 - 3/6/2015 ACCESS for ELLs test window
    3/18/2015 All Test Materials Received at MetriTech
    5/11/2015 - 5/12/2015 Results to Districts

    Task

    Start Date

    End Date

    Test Ordering

    11/12/13

    12/02/13

    Pre-ID Ordering (State Provides)

     

    12/02/13

    Districts Receive Test Materials

     

    02/10/14

    Test Window

    02/10/14

    04/11/14

    Districts Pack Completed Material

    04/14/14

    04/18/14

    Districts Ship Completed Material to MT

     

    04/18/14

    Reports Shipped to Districts

    06/16/14

    06/20/14

    Printed Report Correction Window

    06/23/14

    06/27/14

     

    Please note: MetriTech is aware of the delayed testing period and will make every attempt to get NH scores to schools/districts as soon as possible. The REVISED dates are determined by formula using MetriTech's standard calendar process.

     

     

    <td style="border: rg

    Task Start Date End Date Duration  
    Test Ordering 11/12/13 12/02/13 21  
    Pre-ID Ordering 11/12/13 12/03/13 N/A  
    Districts Receive Test Materials   12/28/13 N/A  
    Test Window 01/06/14 03/07/14 54  
    Additional Materials Deadline   02/14/14    
    Districts Pack Completed Material 03/07/14 03/14/14 7

     

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