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

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ACCESS Paper Sample Items Grades 9-12

Template or Sample

This resource contains sample questions from ACCESS for ELLs Paper for Grades 9 through 12. Use to introduce students to the assessment.

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Can Do Booklet Grades 1-2

Guide or Manual

This booklet complements the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards and provides a valuable set of resources aligned to the Performance Definitions for the levels of English language proficiency.

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Can Do Booklet Grades 6-8

Guide or Manual

This booklet complements the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards and provides a valuable set of resources aligned to the Performance Definitions for the levels of English language proficiency.

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ACCESS for ELLs Parent Letter (Vietnamese)

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

This letter is meant to accompany ACCESS for ELLs score reports as an explanation for parents and guardians.

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American Indian English Language Learners

Focus Bulletin

This WIDA Focus Bulletin explores the integral connection between language and culture for American Indian English Language Learners.

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Family Engagement

Focus Bulletin

Our goal in this WIDA Focus Bulletin is to raise awareness of the need for family engagement practices that take into consideration students’ academic achievement and language development. This is why we chose to write this bulletin for a dual audience—families and educators. We encourage teams of families and educators to use this resource as a tool to support their local family engagement practices.

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Group Work

Focus Bulletin

Do your students have opportunities to engage in this type of academic conversation? How might such collaborative interactions help students meet the U.S. college- and career- readiness standards? How might they help English language learners (ELLs) master the language of the disciplines? What are some promising ways to support group-based learning among students? This WIDA Focus Bulletin aims to answer these questions by exploring the potential of group work for ELLs in content classes.

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ACCESS Online Accommodations Checklist

Accommodations Checklists

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

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Exploring the Long-term English Learner Population Across 15 WIDA States

Research Report

This research report summarizes findings from a recent WIDA study exploring the potential long-term English learner (LTEL) population across 15 geographically-representative WIDA member states during the period 2009-10 through 2014-15. The findings highlight a continuing need for research that rejects an overly simplistic understanding of the LTEL designation. Additionally, future research should more carefully examine how educational systems, practices, and policies structure the experiences and diverse trajectories of students identified as LTELs.

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Can Do Philosophy

Guide or Manual

This document articulates the WIDA Can Do Philosophy, which expresses the foundational belief that every learner brings valuable contributions to everything they do.

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