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ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Reports

This comprehensive document explains the types of scores reported by ACCESS for ELLs for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

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ACCESS for ELLs: Understanding Your Child's Scores (multiple languages)

Send this flyer home with students along with the ACCESS for ELLs Individual Student Report. This flyer explains each piece of score information included in the report. Use this guide, available in several languages, to help parents understand what scores mean and how they are used.

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Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Reports

This comprehensive document explains the types of scores reported by Alternate ACCESS for ELLs for students in Grades 1-12.

Disclaimer: The content in this document relates to the 2022-23 version of Alternate ACCESS. An updated version of this document will be released after the WIDA Alternate ACCESS standard setting, which takes place in summer 2024. To learn more about the redesigned Alternate ACCESS, peruse the WIDA Alternate ACCESS Updates webpage.

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Alternate ACCESS for ELLs: Understanding Your Child's Scores (multiple languages)

Send this flyer home with students along with the Alternate ACCESS Individual Student Report. This flyer explains each piece of score information included in the report. Use this guide, available in multiple languages, to help parents understand what scores mean and how they are used.

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Finding Your Students' Superpowers: Using ACCESS Score Reports

This flyer is full of tips and best practices when considering students' ACCESS scores and includes links to supporting resources.

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Identifying Multilingual Learners with Specific Learning Disabilities: Data, Advice and Resources for School Teams

This Focus Bulletin offers expert advice, data on 2020-21 identification rates, data templates, common scenarios and resources for school teams identifying K-12 multilingual learners for Specific Learning Disabilities.

Originally published May 2017/Updated November 2023
Author: Lynn Shafer Willner

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Sample ACCESS for ELLs District Frequency Report

District Frequency Reports show the number and percentage of tested students who scored at each proficiency level. There are separate reports for each grade.

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Sample ACCESS for ELLs Individual Score Report (English)

This report provides information about the student’s scores on the ACCESS for ELLs English language proficiency test. This test is based on the WIDA Alternate English Language Development Standards and is used to measure students’ progress in learning English. Scores are reported as Language Proficiency Levels and as Scale Scores.

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Sample ACCESS for ELLs School Frequency Report

School frequency reports show the number of students who've tested at each proficiency level for all domains. There are separate reports for each grade.

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Sample ACCESS for ELLs State Frequency Report

State Frequency Reports show the number and percentage of tested students who scored at each proficiency level. There are separate reports for each grade.

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Sample ACCESS for ELLs Student Roster Report

Student Roster Reports show individual students' domain, composite and overall scores. There are separate reports for each grade.

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Sample Alternate ACCESS for ELLs District Frequency Report

District Frequency Reports show the number and percentage of tested students who scored at each proficiency level. There are separate reports for each grade.

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Sample Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Individual Score Report

This report provides information about the student’s scores on the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs English language proficiency test. This test is based on the WIDA Alternate English Language Development Standards and is used to measure students’ progress in learning English. Scores are reported as Language Proficiency Levels and as Scale Scores.

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Sample Alternate ACCESS for ELLs School Frequency Report

School frequency reports show the number of students who've tested at each proficiency level for all domains. There are separate reports for each grade.

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Sample Alternate ACCESS for ELLs State Frequency Report

State Frequency Reports show the number and percentage of tested students who scored at each proficiency level. There are separate reports for each grade.

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Sample Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Student Roster Report

Student Roster Reports show individual students' domain, composite and overall scores. There are separate reports for each grade.

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Understanding Language Proficiency to Develop Language Goals, Grades 6-12

These lesson plans (with accompanying worksheets) guide students in understanding language proficiency, determining their own strengths, and setting goals for language development. Designed for students 6-12.

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Understanding Language Proficiency to Develop Language Goals, Grades K-5

These lesson plans (with accompanying worksheets) guide students in understanding language proficiency, determining their own strengths, and setting goals for language development. Designed for K-5 students.

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Using ACCESS for ELLs to Promote Beneficial Outcomes for English Learners

This flyer provides a breakdown of the role school/district-level educators, state-level administrators and WIDA play in using or developing ACCESS Online and Paper test scores, interpreting scores and making decisions based on scores to best serve English learners. Plus, there’s a checklist outlining the positive and intended outcomes of using ACCESS Online and Paper scores, so you’ll always know what it takes to ensure your students have the supports they need.

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Using ACCESS for ELLs to Promote Beneficial Outcomes for English Learners

This video provides a breakdown of the role school/district-level educators, state-level administrators and WIDA play in using or developing ACCESS test scores, interpreting scores and making decisions based on scores to best serve English learners. Share this video with colleagues so that everyone who supports English learners understands what it takes to get positive and intended outcomes for their students. Resource Details