June 9, 2020

 

Esta información es importante. (English below)

Estimado Padre o Tutor,

El invierno pasado los estudiantes aprendices del Idioma Inglés (ELL) en grados de kindergarten hasta doceavo, participaron tomando la prueba ACCESS. ACCESS proporciona una medida estandarizada de la eficiencia del lenguaje académico para los alumnos ELL en todo el estado de Idaho y en otros estados. Con esta información, podremos vigilar anualmente el progreso individual de cada estudiante de ELL.

Se puede acceder en línea a las calificaciones de los exámenes de su hijo en nuestro sistema de información para estudiantes llamado Tyler SIS.

Los reportes a los padres o tutores proporcionan información acerca del Nivel de Eficiencia en el Idioma Inglés. La información es suya para revisarla y conservarla.

Si tuviera usted dudas acerca de esta prueba o la información que le estamos enviando sobre cómo se desempeñó su niño en esta prueba, favor de ponerse en contacto conmigo, con el maestro del ELL de su niño, o con el director de la escuela.

 

This past spring, February 2020, English Language Learner (ELL) students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade participated in the administration of the ACCESS for ELLs® language proficiency test. ACCESS provides a standardized measurement of academic language proficiency for ELL students throughout the state of Idaho, and in other states.

With this information, we will be able to monitor individual ELL student progress on an annual basis.

Your child’s test scores can be accessed online in our student information system called Tyler SIS. Here is a tutorial on how to view the parent portal in Tyler SIS.

The Parent/Guardian Report provides information about your child’s English Language Proficiency Level. This information is for you to review and keep.

If you have any questions regarding this test or the information that is being sent to you about how your child performed on this test, please contact your child’s ELL teacher, or the school principal.

 

 

Access for ELLs- English Language Proficiency Assessment

 

What is Access for ELLs?

Idaho’s English Language Proficiency Assessment is administered annually every spring to calculate growth and proficiency for English Learners (ELs). All districts that serve ELs are held accountable to these growth and proficiency measures.

The annual ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards, and is a measure of the ELLs' proficiency and progress in learning English in the language domains of Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.

What is WIDA-ACCESS for EL 2.0 Parent Information


Who takes Access for ELLs?

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs).


When is Access for ELLs given?

Students within the Kuna School District who meet the requirements for ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs assessments will participate in this assessment in February 2019.


Why is Access for ELLs given?

The purpose of Access for ELLs is to:

  • Helps students and families understand students’ current level of English language proficiency along the developmental continuum.
  • Serves as one of multiple measures used to determine whether students are prepared to exit English language support programs.
  • Generates information that assists in determining whether ELLs have attained the language proficiency needed to participate meaningfully in content area classrooms without program support.
  • Provides teachers with information they can subsequently use to enhance instruction and learning in programs for their English language learners.
  • Provides districts with information that will help them evaluate the effectiveness of their ESL/bilingual programs.
  • Meets, and exceeds, federal requirements for the monitoring and reporting of ELLs' progress toward English language proficiency.

Where and when are results available to parents?

Students scores are reported in May each year.  In order to secure your child’s data, we have made the score reports available to you through Tyler, our student information system. When you log into the Tyler Parent Portal, click on the documents tile to see your child’s actual score report. Clicking on the assessment tile will show you a summary of all assessment data on your child. 

Sample Student Score Report shows what the report will look like.

Parent/Guardian Guide to the Individual Student Report, Grades Kindergarten-12Student Report, Grades Kindergarten-12

How can I help my students prepare for Access for ELLs?

 State Department of Education - English Language Proficiency