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ACCESS for ELLs ® Test Facilitator Training Workshop Overview. Emily Evans , Center for Applied Linguistics January 2007 New Jersey Department of Education. Developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics. Overview of the Day. Morning:

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access for ells test facilitator training workshop overview

ACCESS for ELLs® Test Facilitator TrainingWorkshop Overview

Emily Evans, Center for Applied LinguisticsJanuary 2007New Jersey Department of Education

Developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics

overview of the day
Overview of the Day

Morning:

Introduction to WIDA – Test Background, Participant Roles

Administering ACCESS Group Tests - Listening, Reading, and Writing

Administering and Scoring ACCESS Speaking Test

Administering and Scoring ACCESS Kindergarten Test

Afternoon:

Administering and Scoring the Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs

Enrollment and Use of D2L:  Online ACCESS for ELLs® Training

Brief Review of Tier Placement of Students for ACCESS Testing

Maintaining Test Security and Understanding ACCESS Score Reports

background on the wida consortium and the consortium assessments

Background on the WIDA Consortium and the Consortium Assessments

Emily Evans, Center for Applied LinguisticsJanuary 2007New Jersey Department of Education

Developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics

training objectives
Training Objectives
  • To understand how the WIDA consortium is organized and what it offers member states
  • To understand how the WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards are translated into ACCESS for ELLs® test items
  • To understand how the ACCESS for ELLs® test is structured
workshop table of contents
Workshop Table of Contents
  • Background on the WIDA Consortium
  • WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards
  • WIDA Products and Services
why wida
Why “WIDA”?
  • The WIDA Consortium was originally made up of three states: Wisconsin, Delaware, and Arkansas.
  • As the Consortium grew, the name was changed to reflect that growth. WIDA now stands for World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment, and as of 2006 includes 15 states:
who does what for access testing
Who Does What for ACCESS Testing?
  • Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) – coordination of item writing course; development of test items; layout of test booklets and scripts; maintenance of training products and professional development opportunities; test item data analysis
  • MetriTech – PDSR – Production, Distribution, Scoring, & Reporting functions
  • Test Facilitators – enroll test administrators in online course and issue certification; oversee test security; typically at district level
  • Test Coordinators –testing window scheduling and ordering of booklets; typically at school level
  • Test Administrators – administer one or all components of the ACCESS for ELLs® (Speaking, Kindergarten, Group); typically a teacher

Assessment

Title III and State Organizations

state contact information
State Contact Information

Office of Specialized Populations (609) 292-8777

  • Acting Director, James F. Curry
  • Bilingual Education Coordinator, Ms. Raquel Sinai
  • Bilingual/ESL Educational Specialist, Ms. Lori Ramella
  • Bilingual/ESL Educational Specialist Ms. Ericka Reed

DOE Website:

http://www.nj.gov/njded/bilingual/services/

wida products and services
WIDA Products and Services
  • Language Proficiency Standards
    • English Language Proficiency Standards
    • Spanish Language Arts Standards
  • English Language and Content Assessments
    • ACCESS for ELLs® (Large-Scale Assessment )
    • WIDA–ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT)™ — The Screener
    • Alternate ACCESS for ELLs® for cognitively disabled children (in development)
    • ONPAR™ content assessment for low proficient ELLs (in development)
  • Supplemental Activities
    • CLIMBS professional development workshops
    • ACCESS Item Writing Course, annually in the winter
    • Test administration training
  • Validation and Research
    • Bridge study of ACCESS data with LAS, IPT, MAC II, LPTS data
    • Annual technical reports
    • Speaking test inter-rater reliability study

Today’s Focus

access training
ACCESS Training

In addition to seasonal face-to-face workshops, WIDA supports a Train-the-Trainer approach to preparing teachers and administrators to administer ACCESS for ELLs® assessments. The available materials include:

  • Test Administration Manuals
    • District and School Test Administration Manual
    • ACCESS for ELLs® Kindergarten Test Administration Manual
  • D2L Online Course and CD version of D2L course
  • Training Toolkit CD
    • Coaching Guide
    • PowerPoint presentations
    • Sample test items
    • Speaking and Writing Rubrics
centrality of the elp standards
Centrality of the ELP Standards

ACCESS for ELLs®

and W-APT™

ClassroomAssessmentFramework

Large-ScaleAssessmentFramework

English Language

ProficiencyStandards& PerformanceDefinitions

ModelPerformanceIndicators:Formative

ModelPerformanceIndicators:Summative

levels of english language proficiency

6

5

REACHING

BRIDGING

4

EXPANDING

3

DEVELOPING

2

BEGINNING

1

ENTERING

Levels of English Language Proficiency
criteria for proficiency level definitions

6

REACHING

5

BRIDGING

4

EXPANDING

3

DEVELOPING

2

BEGINNING

1

ENTERING

Criteria for Proficiency Level Definitions
  • Linguistic Complexity: Extent of functional language (written or oral discourse)
  • Vocabulary Usage: Comprehension and use of the technical vocabulary of the content areas
  • Language Control: Comprehension and use of phonological, syntactic, and semantic structure & rules
where to go for wida resources
Where to Go for WIDA Resources
  • www.wida.us
    • To access and download the sample ACCESS for ELLs® test items
    • To read current FAQ sheet providing general information on WIDA and ACCESS for ELLs®
    • To access and download the WIDA standards
    • To request user support via email
    • To request CDs contact your state’s Title III coordinator
for more information please contact the wida hotline 1 866 276 7735 or www wida us helpform

Questions

or

Comments?

For more information, please contact the WIDA Hotline:1-866-276-7735 or www.wida.us/helpform

World Class Instructional Design and Assessment, www.wida.us

Center for Applied Linguistics, www.cal.org

Metritech, Inc., www.metritech.com

for more information please contact the wida hotline 1 866 276 7735 or www wida us helpform1

Questions

or

Comments?

For more information, please contact the WIDA Hotline:1-866-276-7735 or www.wida.us/helpform

World Class Instructional Design and Assessment, www.wida.us

Center for Applied Linguistics, www.cal.org

Metritech, Inc., www.metritech.com