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State Education Agency (HI Dept. of Education)

Andreas Wiegand,
Educational Specialist Office of Curriculum Instruction and Student Support

andreas_wiegand@notes.k12.hi.us (808) 305-9717

HI Department of Education
HI DOE ELL Program
Accountability Resource Center Hawaii

Karen Tohinaka,
Test Development Specialist II Assessment Section

karen_tohinaka@notes.k12.hi.us (808) 733-4100 http://alohahsap.org
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How do I gain access to view and/or download W-APT screener materials?

You must contact your Complex Area ELL Resource Teacher to request access to the materials.

How do I set up my account for the ACCESS for ELLs Test Administrator Training Course?

ACCESS for ELLs online test administrator training course enrollment is handled by your Complex Area ELL Resource Teacher. Please contact that individual to request an account.

Am I required to take the test administrator training quizzes to become approved to administer the ACCESS test?

Yes. Log In to take the test administrator training quizzes. You must receive a passing score of 80% on all applicable quizzes and have completed all applicable checklists.

Do I need to retake the training quizzes if I passed them in a previous year?

Yes. You will need to recertify annually to administer the ACCESS for ELLS 2.0.

Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
Test Materials Ordering Available via Pre-ID file (SEA) 11/29/17 11/29/17
SEA Loads Pre-ID File into AMS 11/29/17 11/29/17
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available for Test Sessions 12/11/17 2/27/18
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 1/5/18 1/5/18
SEA Loads Pre-ID File into AMS (2nd Upload) 1/10/18 1/10/18
Test Window 1/16/18 2/27/18
Additional Test Material Ordering Window in AMS 1/5/18 2/20/18
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Materials to DRC 3/2/18 3/2/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window – Data Files to SEA 3/20/18 3/20/18
Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window – Data Files From SEA 3/23/18 3/23/18
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window – Data Files to SEA 4/23/18 4/23/18
Districts Receive Reports – Printed and Online (On) 4/24/18 4/24/18
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window – Data Files From SEA 4/27/18 4/27/18
Data Available to State 5/10/18 5/10/18

For the 2017–2018 school year, all Hawaii schools will be administering the computer-based ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.

The ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 will be an online test for grades 1–12 except for the writing domain in grades 1-3, which will be paper-based.

The Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs and the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs will continue to be paper based administrations.

For the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online Writing Domain, how will students at different grade levels respond, by handwriting or keyboarding?

  1. Kindergarten students will be taking a paper based adaptive test.
  2. Grade 1-3 students will be respond to the Writing Domain via Paper/Pencil booklets.
  3. Grade 4-12 students will respond to the Writing Domain online via keyboarding.

Hawaii State Policy regarding implementation of the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 Online (or Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs, Paper/Pencil) will require students to take all 4 Domains. When possible, students should complete all domains online.  Students in grades 4-12, who are unable to take the Writing Domain online and need to switch to paper/pencil mode, will need to contact the Assessment Section (at (808) 733-4100), as this will be approved on a case-by-case basis.  For students who are physically unable to take all four domains due to a disability refer to the Test Administration Manual, pages 26-27, checklist, and Accessibility and Accommodations Supplement, e.g., P. 16, 20, etc. 

NOTE:  Students who do not complete all domains and where there is no documented disability, e.g., IEP or 504 plan, will be included in the HIDOE accountability system as “not meeting growth targets.”

What type of training is available for ACCESS for ELL's 2.0 and for the three roles of those participating in delivery (Test Administrators, Test Coordinators, and Tech Coordinators)?

All training materials will be available virtually through web-based modules and online resources.  Teachers will need to review the Paper/Pencil (K-all domains, gr 1-3 writing only) or Online related training modules.  Login using your personal WIDA login and password.  If you cannot access the secure area to create a personal login, contact your Complex Area EL Resource Teacher for Pencil and Paper or the Assessment Section for Online.

Please note the following depending on the testing mode, online or paper/pencil.

Online:  ALL TC/EL Coordinators participating in the ACCESS 2.0 ELL Online Program, will be trained via in person trainings at scheduled sites in September/October with follow up trainings in December.

Paper/Pencil:  For Kindergarten (all domains, gr. 1-3 writing), ALL TC/ELL Coordinators and Test Administrators must pass the appropriate WIDA ACCESS 2.0 Quizzes prior to Test Administration.  Complex Areas may be offering additional training on paper/pencil administration and to develop speaking interrater reliability.

WIDA and HIDOE have developed checklists to provide specific information to support test preparation and administration for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 for school year 2017-2018. These checklists are for the following roles:

  1. Technology Coordinator–responsible for all technical and system set up for testing.
  2. Test Coordinator–(aka School Test and/or EL Coordinator) responsible for the overall coordination or test administration and reporting activities.
  3. Test Administrator–responsible for administering ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.
  4. Complex Area EL Resource Teachers–responsible to support EL staff in particular with the Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS.  Responsibility also includes ordering of additional ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 materials during the 2017-2018 school year test window (beyond the state ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test order and overage), and supporting schools with testing forms, and processes, as needed.

Recorded webinars are available on the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Preparation and Training page as well the registration links to upcoming training webinars.

ACCESS for ELL's 2.0 Online Training Dates and Venue.
September 7, 2017: Kauai; Wilcox
September 14, 2017: Maui; MCSA
September 18, 2017: East Hawaii; Hale'olelo
September 21, 2017: West Hawaii; Queens Market Place
September 25, 2017: Honolulu; McKinley MCSA
September 28, 2017: Windward; McKinley MCSA
October 2, 2017: Central; McKinley MCSA
October 5, 2017: Leeward; McKinley MCSA

Technology Coordinators: Webinars to be announced in October 2017.

Complex Area ELL Resource Teachers
HIDOE Complex Area EL Contact List

To meet language demands of college and career readiness standards, we are raising the bar for language proficiency. Students will need to showcase higher language skills in 2016–2017 to achieve the same proficiency level scores (1.0–6.0). This is the result of a process called standard setting. Standard setting determines the student performance required for each proficiency level through a series of decisions made for each grade level by expert panels of teachers as well as district and state English language learner administrators.

Hawaii: 2017 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Score Changes Webinar

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Checklist State Specific Directions


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