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Assessment

ACCESS for ELLs Online Test Administrator Training (½ day)

During this training, test administrators explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connect to the ACCESS for ELLs Online. Participants will learn to administer the online test to students. All participants must have computers or tablets and an internet connection to access sample items and the WIDA Assessment Management System.

TAGS: Assessment

ACCESS for ELLs Paper Test Administrator Training (½ day)

During this training, test administrators will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connected to the ACCESS for ELLs Paper. Participants will learn how to administer and monitor the group sections of the tests and there will be a focus on administering and scoring the speaking section of the assessment.

TAGS: Assessment

Interpreting ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports for Instruction

The ACCESS for ELLs Score Reports provide specific information on students’ academic English language proficiency. During this training, participants will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connected to the ACCESS for ELLs score reports. Participants will examine the different types and uses of score reports. They will also make connections between the students’ proficiency scores and WIDA Performance Definitions.

TAGS: Assessment
Nov 30–Dec 3, 2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm CST — Webinar Series

Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs Test Administrator Training (½ day)

This training is designed for test administrators of the Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs. During this training test administrators will explore how the WIDA Standards and Assessment System is connect to Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs in its unique test design. Participants will learn to administer and score the Kindergarten assessment. It is suggested that participants bring Kindergarten MODEL kits to the training, if possible.

TAGS: Assessment

WIDA AMS for Screener (1/2 Day)

This training focuses solely on how to navigate WIDA AMS for administering and scoring the WIDA Screener Online. During this training, participants will work collaboratively to strengthen their understanding of the functions in WIDA AMS for the administration and scoring of Screener Online. Participants will practice all operations required in WIDA AMS to administer and score the WIDA Screener Online using sample accounts and sample students.

TAGS: Assessment

WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration (1 full day)

This training is for test administrators of the WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language) Online. The WIDA MODEL is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. However, Kindergarten MODEL is only available in a paper kitformat. Educators can use MODEL as an identification /placement assessment for newly enrolled ELLs or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. Participants will learn how to administer, monitor, and score as applicable each language domain in the assessment.

WIDA MODEL Online Test Administration Webinar Series

This WIDA MODEL training webinar series is for educators who are preparing to administer the WIDA MODEL Online assessment for grades 1-12. WIDA MODEL can be used as an identification/placement assessment for newly enrolled ELLs or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. During this training, participants will learn how to administer and score each of the four domain assessments as well as how to navigate and perform key functions in the MODEL Online Test Administrator Interface.

Nov 5, 2020, 9:00am - 11:00am CST — Webinar Series (11/5, 11/6 and 11/9)
Nov 16, 2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm CST — Webinar Series (11/16, 11/17 and 11/18)

WIDA MODEL Paper Test Administration (1 full day)

This training is for test administrators of the WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language) Online. The WIDA MODEL is a series of English language proficiency assessments for Kindergarten through Grade 12. Kindergarten MODEL is only available in a paper kit format. Educators can use MODEL as an identification /placement assessment for newly enrolled ELLs or as an interim progress monitoring assessment. Participants will learn how to administer, monitor, and score as applicable each language domain in the assessment.

WIDA Screener: Online Test Administration (1 full day)

During this training, participants will work collaboratively to strengthen their understanding of the administration of WIDA Screener Online. This includes learning to administer the online assessment to students. Particular attention will be given to developing inter-rater reliability when scoring the speaking and writing domains. Participants will utilize a multitude of practice items to be scored with the scoring scales.

TAGS: Assessment

WIDA Screener: Paper Test Administration (1 full day)

During this training, participants will work collaboratively to strengthen their understanding of the how to administer the assessment. This includes test administration beginning with the entry task, and then continuing to Path A or Path B. Particular attention will be given to the administration and scoring of speaking and writing sections of the assessment using practice items.

WIDA Webinar Series

These webinar series were created with topics that build on each other so that educators end the week prepared with the tools and resources needed to support their multilingual language learners. Participants will begin the week learning the foundations necessary to differentiate their instruction for the diverse group of students within their classroom and learn more focused ways of approaching learning as the week progresses.

Nov 30–Dec 3, 2020, 4:00pm - 6:00pm CST — Webinar Series