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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.
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.Resource Details View Download Now
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.Resource Details
This document is intended to help Alternate ACCESS test administrators become familiar with features of the Alternate ACCESS assessment. One sample item is provided for each domain (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) so that test administrators can see how test items are formatted in each section. Only grade-level cluster 3-5 sample items are represented.Resource Details View Download Now
The Alternate Proficiency Level Descriptors (Alternate PLDs) are an extension of the PLDs found in the WIDA English Language Development (ELD) Standards, 2020 Edition, and describe the continuum of language development for ELs with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The Alternate PLDs are organized into five levels of English language proficiency for two communication modes: interpretive and expressive. Refer to the Glossary and Text Examples section for definitions of terms and examples of student responses. WIDA, with the help of classroom educators, created these proficiency levels to be unique to WIDA Alternate ACCESS.Resource Details View Download Now
Alternate ACCESS for ELLs technical reports provide evidence for validity and reliability of Alternate ACCESS for ELLs and support intended uses, interpretations and decisions made with the test.
This is the redacted report for the 2021-2022 administration of Alternate ACCESS for ELLs. Item information is removed from the report.Resource Details View Download Now
This is an example of the Individual Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ), which is part of WIDA Alternate ACCESS. The ICQ captures characteristics of students who take Alternate ACCESS. Test Administrators will fill out the ICQ for each student and that information will be reported on the Individual Student Report. ICQ information can help educator teams make program decisions for students. Prior to administering Alternate ACCESS, download and print this example ICQ and use it to consult with Individual Education Plan (IEP) team members about students.
Disclaimer: The ICQ was designed for print. WIDA intends to take steps in the future to make a version that is web accessible.Resource Details View Download Now
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.Resource Details View Download Now
This handout, available in multiple languages, is a resource that educators can send home with students to give families an introduction to WIDA Alternate ACCESS. The handout explains what WIDA Alternate ACCESS is and why students take this kind of assessment.Resource Details