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Test Administrators and District Test Coordinators can find role-specific resources in the following portals:

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Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Parent Handout (Spanish)

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Handouts and Guides for Parents
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This document helps parents and families understand the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessment and its components.

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ACCESS for ELLs Parent Handout (Spanish)

ACCESS for ELLs Handouts, Guides and Letters for Parents
Family Resource

This document helps parents and families understand the ACCESS for ELLs assessment and its components.

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Performance Definitions - Expressive Domains

Guide or Manual

This document contains the performance definitions for the expressive domains of speaking and writing.

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WIDA Screener Paper Accommodations Checklist

Accommodations Checklists

A checklist for tracking the accommodations a student receives on WIDA Screener Paper.

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Performance Definitions - Receptive Domains

Guide or Manual

This document contains the performance definitions for the receptive domains of listening and reading.

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Sample Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Student Roster Report

Template or Sample

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

Template or Sample

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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Can Do Descriptors Key Uses Edition, Grades 4-5

Guide or Manual

The WIDA Can Do Descriptors, Key Uses Edition provides examples of what language learners can do at various stages of English language development in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

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My Child is an ELL 3: Will my child always be an English Language Learner?

Video

This video explains how schools determine whether students no longer need additional support for English language instruction, focusing on proficiency levels and ACCESS for ELLs scores.

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ACCESS Online Speaking Guidance Grades 1-3

Guide or Manual

This document provides guidance to educators on how to help students show their best skills on the ACCESS for ELLs Online Speaking Test.

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