Resource Types

NOTE: If you are looking for ACCESS checklists or Identification and Placement Guidance documents, please visit your member page from the Member/State Pages dropdown.

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ACCESS for ELLs: Understanding Your Child's Scores

A guide, in several languages, explaining the Individual Student Report of scores on the ACCESS for ELLs assessment

Audience: parents, guardians, those who communicate with families

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What is ACCESS for ELLs? Handout

This handout, in several languages, explains what ACCESS is, and why students take this kind of assessment. Use this resource to help parents understand annual language proficiency testing.

Audience: parents, guardians, those who communicate with families

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ACCESS for ELLs Parent Letter

The cover letter, in several languages, that accompanies ACCESS for ELLs score reports

Audience: parents, guardians, those who communicate with families

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Accommodations Checklist

Checklists for tracking the accommodations a student receives on ACCESS for ELLs and WIDA Screener assessments

Audience: test coordinators, test administrators, anyone working with students who need special accommodations

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Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Score Guides for Parents

Resources that help parents understand their children's scores on the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessment

Audience: parents, guardians, those who communicate with families

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Flyer

One-page introductions to topics and products

Audience: educators and families

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Focus Bulletin

WIDA publications that explore issues in the field of ELL education, including topics of interest to parents, teachers, school administrators and policymakers

Audience: everyone

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Guide or Manual

English and Spanish language development standards guides, Can Do Descriptors, rubrics, test preparation and scoring-related materials

Audience: Multilingual learner and general educators, anyone preparing to deliver one of the WIDA assessments

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Research or Technical Report

Scholarly reports and briefs written by WIDA researchers about issues of interest in the field of EL education

Audience: Multilingual learner researchers, policymakers

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Snapshots 

A quick introduction to a topic of interest to educators of multilingual children

Audience: all educators

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Template or Sample

Examples of score reports and other tools educators can use to get acquainted with – and prepare their students for ­– various WIDA assessments

Audience: multilingual learner and general educators

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Video

Short videos that address a variety of topics from the Can Do Philosophy to understanding the WIDA MODEL interim assessment.

Audience: multilingual learner and general educators, family members

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Working Papers

Publications that share ideas or preliminary research about topics that are currently being studied by WIDA researchers.

Audience: multilingual learner educators, researchers, policymakers