- Will Tennessee be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2015-2016?
Except for Kindergarten, which will continue as a paper-based kit, and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs which is a paper-based test, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 will be an online assessment in Tennessee. If there is a reason a district will need to consider the paper version for a specific student (i.e. a student has a significant disability which precludes access to the paper test), the Tennessee Department of Education (TNDOE) must grant permission. Additional instructions for paper requests will be provided during the Fall training for Test Coordinators. TNDOE will assume any school not submitting a written request will be delivering the assessment online.
Will 4th and 5th grade ELLs on the Writing test respond by handwriting or keyboarding?
Tennessee’s 4th and 5th grade students will keyboard their Writing responses.
- What type of training is available for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 for the three roles of those participating in delivery–Test Administrators, Test Coordinators, and Technology Coordinators?
- All training materials will be available virtually through web-based modules and online resources. Training information for the three ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 roles (Test Coordinator, Test Administrator, and Technology Coordinator) is available on the ACCESS 2.0 Preparation Resources webpage. Users may select their role (or all roles) to see currently available and upcoming resources.
- Regional half-day trainings on November 9, 11, and 13, will be provided for testing coordinators responsible for AMS management. Registration information will be provided in September.