Assessment, Accountability and Student Information
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment
In early 2011, the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Educational Research to obtain a new English language proficiency assessment. The test, Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs) is a product of the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium (WIDA).
- Assessment Regulation
- English Language Proficiency Standards (WIDA website)
- English Language Proficiency Assessment Results
- FERPA - Protecting Student Privacy - pdf
- Frequently Asked Questions
- No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
- Participation Guidelines for Alaska Students in State Assessments, June 2011 edition - pdf
- Research Resouces for ELLs
- WIDA Partners
- ACCESS for ELLs Annual Assessment; Training, Webinars, and Test Administration Resources
- ACCESS Log In
- Password Assistance: WIDA Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free 1-866-276-7735
- Alaska English/Language Arts and Mathematics Standards (adopted June 2012) - pdf
- EED Guidance for LEP Student Identification, Assessment, and Data Reporting - pdf
- ELP Standards
- 2012 Application of the ELD Standards
- WIDA ELP Standards
- Resource Guide (Full Document)
- Standards Clusters PreK-5
- Standards Clusters 6-12
- ELL Accommodations Toolkit from GWU
- W-APT Screening Tool
- ELL Accommodations Research
- Testing Accommodations Manual for Limited English Proficient Students - pdf
- Tool 1 - Limited English Proficient Accommodations - word
- Tool 2 - Accommodations Tracking for LEP Students - word
- Tool 3 - Assessment Documentation Form for LEP Students - word
- Tool 4 - School Test Administrator Form for Tracking Inclusion and Accommodations - word
- Tool 5 - Teacher Observation Checklist on LEP Student Accommodation Needs - word
- Tool 6 - Logistics Planning Checklist - word
- World Class Instruction Design & Assessment (WIDA)
ELP Test Coordinator Resources
- Alternate ACCESS for ELLs
- Alternate Access Participation Criteria Checklist - pdf
- Correspondence Regarding ELP Procedures
- Differentiating Logins for W-APT, ACCESS for ELLs, and Metritech - pdf
- EED's Training and Planning Resources for ACCESS for ELLs Test Administration
- LEP Suggested Accommodation Plan
- Metritech; Test Material Ordering, Receipt, Administration, Return, Scoring, and Reporting
- Test Administrator Online Training
- Test Security Agreements
- Tier Placement Protocol - pdf
- Tier Placement Tutorial
- Translation Guidance for ELLs - word
As a member of the WIDA Consortium, Alaska administers the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs assessment to annually assess the progress and proficiency levels of identified limited English proficient (LEP) students in grades kindergarten through 12. Alaska will administer the ACCESS for ELLs assessment in spring 2014 and spring 2015. Alaska’s Current ELP Assessment (ACCESS for ELLs)
Alaska recently joined the Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems Consortium (ASSETS) and will be field testing in selected districts in spring 2014. Full implementation scheduled for spring 2016. Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems Consortium (ASSETS)
What is ASSETS?
The ASSETS Consortium, funded by a U.S. Department of Education Enhanced Assessment Grant, is a four-year partner project with WIDA and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, to create a next generation, technology-based assessment system for English language learners.
Who is involved?
ASSETS members include 27 of the 31 WIDA states.
What are the benefits to Alaska?
Alaska would have a voice when voting on issues and policy-making decisions. Participation in subcommittees and item review are just a few activities in which Alaska would have opportunities to provide feedback.