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CELLA Online Test Chairperson S eptember 27, 2012. All students with a “Yes” on the Home Language Survey are required to be assessed in order to determine if they are an English Language Learner or Proficient in English. Kindergarten students are assessed using M-DCOLPS-R

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reasons for testing

All students with a “Yes” on the Home Language Survey are required to be assessed in order to determine if they are an English Language Learner or Proficient in English.

    • Kindergarten students are assessed using M-DCOLPS-R
    • Grades one through twelve are assessed using the CELLA Online.
reasons for Testing
esol levels

Level 1 indicates a beginner’s language proficiency level.

  • Level 2 indicates a low intermediate language proficiency level.
  • Level 3 indicates an intermediate language proficiency level.
  • Level 4 indicates a high intermediate language proficiency level.

Level 5 indicates proficiency in English.

    • Student is not an ELL (LEP N).
ESOL Levels
purpose of cella

CELLA measures the growth of students classified as English Language Learners (ELLs) in mastering the English skills they will need to succeed in school.

  • CELLA provides evidence of program accountability in accordance with Title I and Title III of NCLB*.
    • AMAOs – Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives
Purpose of CELLA

*No Child Left Behind

frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions

If you encounter any problems, please contact your assigned district supervisor.

frequently asked questions1

Transfer of students between teachers within a school (school and district administrator)

Transfer of students between schools (district administrators)

Performance categories

Mis-scored tests

Frequently asked questions
how to access cella online

Go to www.awschooltest.com or

  • Go to the Division of Bilingual Education and World Languages website: http://bilingual.dadeschools.net/BEWL/cella.asp
    • Then click on CELLA Online link
How to access cella online?
how to add a teacher

For the purposes of the CELLA Online system, all CELLA test administrators that you will add are considered “teachers.”

How to add a teacher?
steps to add a teacher

Add a Teacher Form will display. Enter:

    • Teacher’s name
    • Username
    • Password
    • E-mail.
  • M-DCPS requires:
    • Lowercase initials “md” followed by the teacher’s employee number (e.g., md123456).
Steps to add a teacher
how to assign a password

Create any password that you want for the teacher; do NOT use your password or the teacher’s employee number

Follow the same steps for any additional teacher.

How to assign a Password?
teacher responsibilities

Review DFA prior to assessment

Review Training Audios for scoring Speaking Section

Do not assign the same test to more than 50 students at any one time

Enter student oral and pointing responses into AWSchoolTestsystem [Teacher Scored Items]

Check test name on the Student Welcome page to ensure correct test is assigned

Teacher responsibilities
student responsibilities

Log in

  • Check test name on the welcome page
  • Follow directions
  • Answer all the questions he/she can
Student Responsibilities
technical support

North Region:

    • Deland Innocent dinnocent@dadeschools.net

305-995-2977

  • Central Region:
    • Cary M. Pérez Cmperez@dadeschools.net

305-995-1962

  • South Region:
    • Lourdes M. Menendez Lmenendez1@dadeschools.net

305-995-2098

Technical Support