Tennessee ELDA. Measurement Incorporated ELDA helpline 888-612-0180 [email protected] Why ELDA?. To meet requirements of NCLB To provide measure of English language proficiency of English Language Learners in grades K-12
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Individual currently licensed by the Tennessee Department of Education as a teacher or administrator
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For systems who did not upload pre-id information, using the generic barcode label, you will need to fill in the demographic information on the front of the Answer Document correctly.
● A Unique Student ID # is required for the ELDA.
● The box labeled Unique Student ID # is where you will place the student’s 7 digit number. (Use leading zeros)
● At this time, all Tennessee Unique Student ID #s are 7 digits
If you need identification numbers for any students, please contact Jan Lanier at the Tennessee Department of Education 615-532-6314. Another person to contact if you do not have this number for a student is your local school contact person in charge of data management programs (such as STAR, Chancery, etc.) You MUST provide this number on the demographic sheet in order to get a score for a student. (At this time, all student ID numbers are 7 digits.)
0 –Student has not yet begun to acquire this skill or behavior.
1 –Minimal demonstration of the behavior set is evident, either in a very limited range of behaviors or a wider range of behaviors at a very low level.
2- Considerable progress but not mastery. Student may have mastered some of the behaviors but made considerably less progress on others.
3- Mastery or near mastery of all or nearly all of the behaviors listed.
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Part 1: Short Passages
This section tests the student’s ability to understand information in short reading passages. There are one or more questions about each passage.
Part 2: Instructions
This section tests the student’s ability to understand directions. There is a different set of instructions for each question. The student will need to identify which person followed the directions correctly.
Part 3: Longer Passages
This section tests the student’s ability to understand information in longer reading passages. The student will answer several questions about each passage.
You will be asked to read the scripted directions in the test administration manual prior to each part.
Part 1: Open Ended
Students write responses to prompts.
Part 2: Revise and Edit
Students choose the best answer to correct grammar and usage errors in passages.
Part 3: Graphic Organizers
Students answer multiple choice questions about graphic organizers.
You will be asked to read the scripted directions in the test administration manual prior to each part of the assessment.
Part 1: Short Phrases. 1 question for each phrase
Part 2: Short Dialogues. 1 question for each dialogue
Part 3: Long Dialogues. 2 questions for each dialogue
Part 4: Short Presentations. 1 question for each short presentation
Part 5: Long presentations (for clusters 6-8 and 9-12 only):
4 questions for each presentation
On each listening CD, the narrator will read the entire content of the test booklet. Stimulus material is read two times. Questions are read one time. Students have 10 seconds to respond to each question in their answer documents after the narrator has read the last option. You will be asked to read the scripted directions from the test administration manual prior to each part.
The Speaking Assessment for each grade cluster is recorded on a CD and has the following seven sections.
Individual Test Administration
Because you will be scoring students’ oral responses in real time, the Speaking assessment will need to be administered individually.