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Implementation Guide: WIDA ELD Standards Framework
Updated ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Report
Expanding Reading Instruction with Multilingual Learners

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ACCESS for ELLs Parent Letters (multiple languages)

This letter, available in many languages, contains general information about ACCESS for ELLs and is meant to accompany ACCESS for ELLs score reports as an explanation for parents and guardians. It is provided in an editable format to allow districts and schools to include additional information regarding test administration dates and state policy.

 

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ACCESS Paper Accommodations Checklist

A checklist for tracking the accommodations a student receives for ACCESS for ELLs Paper.

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Annual Technical Report for ACCESS for ELLs Paper English Language Proficiency Test Series 503, 2021–2022 Administration

ACCESS for ELLs Paper technical reports provide evidence for validity and reliability of ACCESS for ELLs Paper and support intended uses, interpretations, and decision made with the test. This is the redacted report for the 2021-2022 administration of ACCESS for ELLs Paper without item information.

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Examining Growth at the Intersection of IEP and (Long-Term) EL Status

Motivated by findings of a 2018 WIDA report pointing to large overlap between ELs with Individualized Education Program (IEP) designations and those ELs who could be identified as LTELs, this study further focuses on these dual-identified students. Grouping ELs by ever-IEP (i.e., being assigned an IEP at any point in the longitudinal record) and never-IEP status, we compare these two subgroups’ English language growth trajectories across time. Our findings show consistent trends of differential growth and reclassification rates for these two subgroups.

Published November 2021 
Authors: Narek Sahakyan, Glenn Poole

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Using ACCESS for ELLs to Promote Beneficial Outcomes for English Learners Flyer

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 Video

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

What Is ACCESS for ELLs? (multiple languages)

Send this handout, available in multiple languages, home with students as an introduction to ACCESS when testing is scheduled or as a reminder before scores are shared. This flyer explains what ACCESS is and why student take this kind of assessment. Use this resource to help parents understand annual language proficiency testing.

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WIDA Speaking Rubric Grades 1-12

Interpretive rubrics are analytic scales that describe various aspects of spoken and written language to help educators recognize what speaking and writing sound and look like at various levels of English language proficiency. Use the WIDA Speaking Rubric to understand the scores students earn on ACCESS for ELLs (Online and Paper) and WIDA Screener, analyze student performance in the classroom, and plan ways to scaffold language learning.

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WIDA Speaking Scoring Scale Grades 1-12

Scoring scales isolate key language features described in interpretive rubrics to help local test administrators and centralized raters assign scores to speaking and writing samples. The WIDA Speaking Scoring Scale is developed from the WIDA Speaking Rubric and is used only to score responses to ACCESS for ELLs (Online and Paper) and WIDA Screener test items.

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WIDA Writing Rubric Grades 1-12

Interpretive rubrics are analytic scales that describe various aspects of spoken and written language to help educators recognize what speaking and writing sound and look like at various levels of English language proficiency. Use the WIDA Writing Rubric to understand the scores students earn on ACCESS for ELLs (Online and Paper) and WIDA Screener, analyze student performance in the classroom, and plan ways to scaffold language learning.

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WIDA Writing Scoring Scale Grades 1-12

Scoring scales isolate key language features described in interpretive rubrics to help local test administrators and centralized raters assign scores to speaking and writing samples. The WIDA Writing Scoring Scale is developed from the WIDA Writing Rubric and is used only to score responses to ACCESS for ELLs (Online and Paper) and WIDA Screener test items.

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