2018-2019 ACCESS administration DISCLAIMER ***This is a high-level training for SACs. This DOES NOT replace reviewing the School Coordinator Manual and the Test Administrator Manual. Agenda I. Overview of ACCESS
I. Paper II. Online II. Preparing for testing III.Administration IV.WIDA AMS V. Accommodations VI.Materials VII.Training requirements VIII.Resources
IX.Next Steps ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Suite of Assessments The following assessments are used to satisfy state and federal requirements for the annual assessment of the English language proficiency of English language learners (ELLs): ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, an online and paper-based assessment for Grades 112 Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs, a paper-based
assessment for Kindergarten Alternate ACCESS for ELLs, a paper-based assessment for ELLs in Grades 112 who have significant cognitive disabilities Who takes ACCESS? All NEP and LEP students enrolled at your school (K-12). Families may not opt out of ACCESS testing (federally required test- state opt out law does not
apply) Students who are present during the window must be tested (even if they missed your schoolspecific test date). When is ACCESS? January 14- February 15, 2019 Cut off to test late-enrolling students is February XXX State-Specific Directions:
Coming Soon ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Domains Preparing for testing: Scheduling Consider: Who are your TAs? When will they be trained?
Who will have access to materials (should be 1-2 people)? Who will distribute materials? How will testing impact specials/field trips, etc? What locations will you use for group testing vs. small group/ individual testing? Who is your tech person? How will you communicate with them? Paper Scheduling
Test order (Recommended): Session 1: Listening/Reading Session 2: Writing Session 3: Speaking (Individual) Limit group size to 22 students (recommended) May NOT combine grade clusters/tiers in testing sessions. Preparing for testing:
Communication Once you have built your schedule, how will you communicate with families? Make-up testing is the worst- how can you maximize attendance? Think about noise levels during testingespecially during speaking testing. Dont schedule a drumming demo on the same days as testing. Preparing for testing: Set-up
Paper: Number two pencils, CD player and speakers, desks set up so that students cant see other test booklets Online: Computers, headphones/headsets (for speaking and listening) Decide: What will you do if students finish early? Will students be allowed to have water bottles? Create a standardized, secure testing environment Kindergarten ACCESS for
ELLs Individually administered Completely adaptive Includes manipulatives All components are scored by the Test Administrator (TA) during test administration Takes around 45 minutes
Anyone administering/scoring Kinder MUST take online training and quiz annually! Kinder: Testing Materials Student Story Booklet Student Response Booklet Test Administrator Script
Student Activity Board Cards and Card Pouch Booklet Kinder: Test Structure See SECTION 4 of TAM Narrative Section (Parts A-C) Part A: Listening & Speaking Part B: Writing Part C: Reading Expository Section (Parts D-F) Part D: Listening and Speaking
Part E: Writing Part F: Reading Kinder: Test Administrators ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Paper Grade Clusters Tiers Group administered Listening, Reading and Writing; individually
administered Speaking Media-delivered Listening and Speaking Listening, Reading and Writing are scored by DRC Speaking responses are locally scored *Note: Kindergarten will remain an interactive, paper-based test.
Tier Placement: Paper Low/Mid NEP High NEP and LEP Ordering: Paper Schools By November 5th, email me with: Number of students at each grade level
Within each grade level, number of students in each tier (A and B/C). ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Paper: Estimated Administration Times Students work at their own pace using the following guidelines: Listening: Approximately 2540 minutes. Reading: Approximately 3545 minutes.
Not a timed test Speaking: Approximately 1535 minutes. Writing: Approximately 3045 minutes (Tier A) and 60 minutes (Tier B/C). ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Paper: Student Experience
Audio-supported directions for Listening and Speaking domains (CD) Narrated and guided introduction by a human voice for each domain test (TA) Practice items Modeled responses for the productive domains ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online Grade Clusters *Note: Kindergarten will remain an interactive,
paper-based test. Adaptive listening and reading test item *Grades 1-3 complete the Writing portion in a determine placement inpaper booklet speaking and writing All test items scored by DRC
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online: Estimated Administration Times Students work at their own pace using the following guidelines: Listening: Approximately 40 minutes. Reading: Approximately 35 minutes. Speaking: Approximately 30 minutes. Writing: Approximately 45 minutes (Tier A) and 60 minutes (Tier B/C)
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online: Administration Considerations Order of Administration: Students performance on the Entry Tasks for the Listening and Reading tests will determine their placement for Writing and Speaking. Listening then Reading: will be administered first. They may be administered together or separately. Writing and Speaking: can be administered in either order, after the Listening and Reading tests.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online: Student Experience Audio-supported directions Narrated and guided introduction by a human voice for each domain test (through computer) Practice items Modeled responses for the productive domains Embedded accessibility features, such as: Magnification
Highlighter Writing tools (e.g. cut and paste, copy, underline) Grades 1-3 complete writing in paper booklet ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online: Student Test Tickets & Rosters ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online: Additional Equipment
Headset: Must have a microphone Can be used for all domains (no audio in reading after directions) Necessary for the Speaking domain to record student responses Pencils for grades 1-3 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online: Speaking Item Layout
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online: Microphone Check ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online: Writing Domain Considerations The different test delivery and response modes of the Writing test are designed to meet the needs of all learners: Grade Level Cluster 1-3 4-12
Writing Test Format Paper Online Writing Response Mode Handwriting Keyboarding default, with option to change to Handwriting for individual
students (no mass assign) Technology Requirements Technology requirements for the online test are listed on the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Technology Page Headphones are necessary for all domains Headsets/headphones with built in microphones are an additional requirement for the Speaking test
WIDA AMS Within the system, designated staff may: Access any needed user guides or software downloads Add students (Paper and Online- include all demo data) Designate accommodations Create test sessions
Print test tickets Monitor student progress View/print reports Access student results (April) Accommodations Accommodated Forms Large Print
Braille Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Must have a Significant Cognitive Disability Takes an Alternate State Content Assessment, documented in an IEP (alternate curriculum) Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Incorporated into Test Accommodation
Extended testing of a test domain over multiple days Extended Speaking test response time Extended testing time within the school day Human Reader Manual control of item audio Repeat item audio Accommodation Online
Paper Domain Braille Na X
L,R,W Extended time of a domain over multiple days X X L,R,S,W
Extended speaking test response time X X L,R,S,W Extended testing time within the school day
X X L,R,W Human Reader Na
X L,S,W Interpreter signs test directions X X
L,R,S,W Large Print X X Manual control of item audio
X X L,S,W Non-school setting for administration X
X L,R,S,W Repeat item audio X X
L,S,W Scribe X X L,R,W
Student responds with recording device X X W Word processor or external device
X X L,R,W Accommodations Prior to testing, indicate in test management system: Manual control of item audio (MC)
Repeat item audio (RA) Extended Speaking test response time (ES) Must be pre-ordered Braille forms Large Print Paper forms Kindergarten ACCESS Incorporated into Test
Accommodation Extended testing of one domain over multiple days Extended speaking test response time Extended test time within one school day Human reader Manual control of item audio Repeat item audio Accommodations: Dont do these things
WIDA explicitly states that the following are prohibited on any of the WIDA assessments: Translating test items into a language other than English Reading test items in a language other than English Using a bilingual word-to-word dictionary Responding to test questions in a language other than English
Materials Receiving and storing Schools will receive:
State-specific directions (goldenrod) Plastic bags and ties for materials return (paper only) Student labels (paper only) Kindergarten kits Test booklets (paper only) Scripts
Testing manuals School packing lists School security checklists RED= secure materials. Must be stored in secure, locked area. Use chain-of-custody documentation to track. Returning materials ***ALL MATERIALS DUE TO CSI BY FEBRUARY 18, 2019*** See Section 5of TAM Online schools:
ALL Kinder materials ALL 1-3 Student writing booklets 1-3rd grade scripts Paper schools: BASICALLY EVERYTHING Paper/online: Student booklets sorted by tier/cluster and packaged in plastic bags (but not tied/sealed).
Training Requirements The WIDA Secure Portal SAC Training Requirements Review the WIDA modules and the Test Administrator Manual Train all staff who will be administering ACCESS on test administration and security
Ensure that all test administrators have taken and passed the appropriate quizzes Test Administrator Training Requirements 1. View training tutorials for the tasks listed in state checklist. 2. Complete the knowledge checks at the end of each training tutorial 3. Complete the appropriate quizzes
I will be verifying that staff at each school have passed appropriate quizzes prior to the testing window Technology Coordinator Training Requirements 1. Read DRC INSIGHT Technology User Guide 2. Complete Technology Readiness Checklist
Resources Practice Test https://wbte.drcedirect.com/WIDA/portals/wida WIDA: Colorado Site NEXT STEPS Confirm test mode (paper or online)- email
[email protected]; submit paper quantities (by cluster/tier) Complete required ACCESS quizzes Schedule time for staff training, and for TAs to complete required quizzes (monitor for completion) Send training verification form to [email protected]
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