ACCESS for ELLs Tier Placement & Material ordering

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ACCESS for ELLs
Tier Placement & Material Ordering
ACCESS for ELLs
This is a general training on student tier placement
and the ordering of ACCESS for ELLs test materials.
School ACCESS contacts are encouraged to review
this information before placing orders for test
materials to ensure that students are appropriately
placed.
Specific deadlines for submitting student counts for
testing materials will be communicated with school
ACCESS contacts annually by CSI’s District
Assessment Coordinator.
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Who takes ACCESS for ELLs?
All students in grades K-12 who are coded as
Non-English Proficient (NEP) or Limited-English
Proficient (LEP) are required to take the ACCESS
for ELLs assessment annually.
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Tier Placement Protocol
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Tier Placement Guidelines
 The majority of students will receive the Tier B form of the test.
Tier A is intended for very low proficiency students and Tier C for
students close to reaching full English language proficiency.
 Use previous test scores (W-APT™ or ACCESS for ELLs), if available,
placing greater weight on student's reading/writing levels than oral
skill levels. Guidelines for determining tier based on W-APT or
ACCESS for ELLs scores are included in this webinar.
 Use teacher judgment, if possible
 When in doubt, place the student in the higher tier to prevent
“topping out”
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Tier Placement Resources
WIDA Flash Tutorial on Tier Placement
Suggestions on placement
Tier Placement by prior year ACCESS score (next
slides)
Tier Placement by this year’s W-APT score
W-APT Composite Proficiency Score
Tier for ACCESS
1.0-2.4
A
2.5-4.0
B
>4.0
C
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CDE’s suggested placement based
on prior year ACCESS scores for
students now in grades 2-12
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CDE’s suggested placement based
on prior year ACCESS scores for
students now in grade 1
Ordering Requirements
All schools are required to submit the number of tests
needed by grade level cluster and tier to CSI’s DAC in
late fall.
Schools must not order more materials than are
needed. Extra materials are sent to CSI’s DAC for
distribution on an as needed basis. Schools will be
charged for unused materials that they order.
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TIER PLACEMENT EXAMPLES
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Profile 1: Fatima
Which tier is most
appropriate for
Fatima?
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Fatima shows language skills
typical of a student at level 3,
Developing, in most
classroom subjects. She is
not yet approaching gradelevel literacy in the core
content areas.
Placement & Rationale for Profile 1
Which tier is
most appropriate
for Fatima?
Tier B
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Profile 2: Mohammed
Which tier is most
appropriate for
Mohammed?
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Mohammed is in second
grade and in his first year of
instruction in English. He is
comfortable with basic
conversations outside the
classroom, but struggles
with even low-level reading
tasks.
Placement & Rationale for Profile 2
Which tier is
most appropriate
for Mohammed?
Tier A
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Profile 3: Lily
Lily shows some emerging
proficiency in academic English. She
seems comfortable interacting with
her fluent English-speaking peers but
Lily’s teacher characterizes her as a
beginner in reading and writing.
Which tier is
most appropriate
for Lily?
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Placement & Rationale for Profile 3
Which tier is
most
appropriate
for Lily?
A/B line
 Tier B
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Please contact Janet Dinnen
[email protected]
(303) 866-464 with questions
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