ACCESS 2.0 2017 Score Changes

posted Apr 28, 2017, 7:42 AM by kaitlin.wiley@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 7:42 AM by Laura Karstens ]

2017 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Score Changes

To meet language demands of college- and career-ready state standards, WIDA is raising the bar for language proficiency. Students will need to demonstrate higher language skills in 2016–2017 to achieve the same proficiency level scores (1.0–6.0). The changes in ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 scores in 2017 are expected to impact students in the following ways:

  • Some students' scores may go down
  • Fewer students may exit program support

Please check www.wida.us/proficiency to review the following resources to support you in interpreting these score changes:

  • Video and Discussion Guide
  • Recorded webinars
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Handouts for teachers and administrators
  • Score Lookup Calculator
  • Parent/Family flyer translated into 47 languages
  • Individual Student Score Notes
As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns with these new changes.
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