WIDA ACCESS Standards Expert Review

WIDA ACCESS Standards Expert Review

Juneā€“September, 2024

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is pleased to announce upcoming opportunities for educators to be a part of the development of WIDA ACCESS. Educators are invited to serve as Standards Experts for WIDA ACCESS test items.

Who can participate?

Any educator who has experience working with students in grades 1ā€“12 in a WIDA-member state during the previous two years is invited to apply. We are looking to recruit a group of educators who will bring a diverse mix of content and instructional expertise to this task, including:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Content area teachers
  • English language teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Instructional coaches/specialists

What will educators do?

  • Complete a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
  • Watch a tutorial video to understand how to review draft test items.
  • Review sets of test items for grade-level appropriateness of the language and content and enter feedback into an electronic questionnaire (asynchronous work).
  • Receive $30 compensation for each set of test items reviewed.

Iā€™m interested! What should I do?

In order to help us recruit a representative group of participants, please complete a short application at

In the application, you will be asked to provide:

  • Your contact information
  • Information about your grade level and content area expertise
  • Information about your availability
  • A current resume or CV

CAL will begin contacting selected educators in May. If you have any questions about this activity, please contact Victoria Burges (

Thank you for your interest in this important test development activity!

Posted On May 3, 2024
Posted On May 3, 2024