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1 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

2 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 2 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

3 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 3 New Jerseys Testing Window Task Start DateEnd Date Duration (Days) Test Ordering02/01/0702/28/0728 Pre-ID Ordering02/01/0703/07/0735 State Receives Test Materials03/26/07 1 Test Window04/16/0706/01/07 47 Additional Materials Deadline 05/18/07 Districts Ship Completed Material to MT06/11/07 1 Reports Shipped to State08/10/07 1

4 Background on the WIDA Consortium and the Consortium Assessments Developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics Emily Evans, Center for Applied Linguistics January 2007 New Jersey Department of Education

5 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 5 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

6 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 6 Workshop Table of Contents Background on the WIDA Consortium WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards WIDA Products and Services

7 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 7 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 The WIDA Consortium was originally made up of three states: Wisconsin, Delaware, and Arkansas.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: Alabama Delaware District of Columbia Georgia Illinois Kentucky Maine New Hampshire New Jersey North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Wisconsin

8 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 8 Organization of Consortium Activities WIDA Management WCER & Executive Steering Committee Test Development Center for Applied Linguistics PDSR MetriTech, Inc Standards Development Margo Gottlieb, Lead Developer

9 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 9 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

10 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 10 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/

11 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 11 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 Todays Focus

12 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 12 Associations between WIDA Products

13 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 13 WIDA CLIMBS Course Content and Language Integration as a Means of Bridging Success Hybrid course (part face-to-face, part online) Course Objectives: To build understanding of the integration of content and WIDA English language proficiency (ELP) standards in classroom instruction. To apply a research-based, comprehensive approach to sheltering academic content for ELLs. To use summative (ACCESS for ELLs®, state achievement test) and formative (classroom assessment) data to inform instruction. To share best practices among ESL, bilingual, and general educators through on-line interaction.

14 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 14 Item Writing Course Offered annually in the Spring Delivered online Participants may be eligible for continuing education or graduate credits through UW Oshkosh ESOL teachers from all grade level clusters in all Consortium states invited to participate States nominate one or more class participants Participants design items based on test specifications Output used on future ACCESS for ELLs® tests

15 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 15 WIDA ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) Tests all four language domains Tests up to Level 6 on WIDA ELP Scale (for Grades 1-12) Used as aid in determining ELL services Kindergarten W-APT includes Oral Proficiency component and optional Diagnostic Reading and Writing components Adaptive at all grade levels, so administration time depends on students proficiency Semi-secure, free and downloadable with district password from www.wida.us

16 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 16 ONPAR ONPAR Obtaining Necessary Parity through Academic Rigor Content assessment for low proficient ELLs in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11 Math component Science component Language Arts component Written to address state content standards and to be comparable to state content tests in coverage and rigor Computer delivered & scored Intended for 2010-2011 academic year

17 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 17 ACCESS Training 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 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:

18 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 18 The WIDA ELP Standards Standard 1 – SI English language learners communicate in English for social and instructional purposes in the school setting. Standard 2 – LA English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. Standard 3 – MA English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Math. Standard 4 – SC English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Science. Standard 5 – SS English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Social Studies.

19 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 19 Overall Organization of Standards Frameworks for Classroom & Large-Scale Assessment (2) English Language Proficiency Standards (5) Grade Level Clusters (4) Language Proficiency Levels (5) Model PIs are the lowest level of expression of the standards Model Performance Indicators Language Domains (4)

20 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 20 Centrality of the ELP Standards Classroom Assessment Framework Large-Scale Assessment Framework English Language Proficiency Standards & Performance Definitions Model Performance Indicators: Formative Model Performance Indicators: Summative ACCESS for ELLs® and W-APT

21 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 21 Levels of English Language Proficiency 6 ENTERING BEGINNING DEVELOPING EXPANDING 1 2 3 4 5 BRIDGING REACHINGREACHING

22 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 22 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 ENTERING BEGINNING DEVELOPING EXPANDING 1 2 3 4 5 BRIDGING 6 REACHINGREACHING

23 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 23 ACCESS for ELLs® Overview Secure, large-scale test Anchored in WIDAs ELP Standards Assesses academic language Three tiers for each grade level cluster Tier A: Proficiency levels 1-3 Tier B: Proficiency levels 2-4 Tier C: Proficiency levels 3-5 One third of test items replaced annually Administered once per year as required by No Child Left Behind Indicator of students ability to perform on state content test

24 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 24 Tier Structure of ACCESS for ELLs ® ENTERINGBEGINNINGDEVELOPINGEXPANDINGBRIDGING 12345 Tier A Tier B Tier C

25 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 25 ACCESS Administration Times and Composite Score Weights Listening (15%): 20-25 minutes, machine scored Reading (35%): 35-40 minutes, machine scored Writing (35%): Up to 1 hour, rater scored Speaking (15%): Up to 15 minutes, administrator scored

26 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 26 Structure of ACCESS for ELLs ® Grade Levels and Tiers K 1-2 3-5 6-8 9-12 Adaptive (no tiers) A B C 101 (roll-out Winter 2006) 102 (roll-out Winter 2007) 103 (roll-out Winter 2008) Listening group administered, machine scored Reading group administered, machine scored Speaking individual administered, TA scored Writing group administered, rater scored Domains Series

27 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 27 Test Administration Overview Listening and Reading are administered together in one group session (approximately 75 minutes) Writing is administered in a separate group session (approximately 75 minutes) 15-20 students per group session Speaking is administered individually All test sessions must occur within states testing window

28 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 28 Listening Test Multiple choice 20-25 minutes Thematically organized Scripted Group administered Machine scored

29 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 29 Reading Test Multiple choice 35-40 minutes Thematically organized Group administered Machine scored

30 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 30 Writing Test Up to 1 hour 4 tasks per tiered form: SI MA SC Integrated Task on Tiers B and C (combines LA/SS/SI) Writing task is modeled for child Rater scored (by MetriTech)

31 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 31 Speaking Test Up to 15 minutes per student No tiers – adaptive format Individually administered 3 parts per form: SI LA/SS MA/SC Scored by test administrator Qualitative ratings assigned according to Speaking Rubric Numeric score calculated by MetriTech

32 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 32 ACCESS for ELLs ® Kindergarten Test All components individually administered All components adaptivestop a test component when child reaches his/her ceiling All responses, except for Writing section, recorded by TA TA scores all components, including Writing, during administration Averages 30 minutes per student for all components

33 ACCESS for ELLs ® Tiers, Ordering, Security, and Score Reports 33 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 states Title III coordinator

34 For more information, please contact the WIDA Hotline: 1-866-276-7735 or www.wida.us/helpformwww.wida.us/helpform World Class Instructional Design and Assessment, www.wida.us Center for Applied Linguistics, www.cal.org Metritech, Inc., www.metritech.com Questions or Comments?

35 For more information, please contact the WIDA Hotline: 1-866-276-7735 or www.wida.us/helpformwww.wida.us/helpform World Class Instructional Design and Assessment, www.wida.us Center for Applied Linguistics, www.cal.org Metritech, Inc., www.metritech.com Questions or Comments?


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