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  • Contact Information

    Organization Name Email Phone External Links
    Tennessee Department of Education

    Jan Lanier, ESL Coordinator/Title III Consultant

    Jan.Lanier@tn.gov 615-532-6314 Tennessee Department of Education

    Joann Lucero
    Instructional Programming

    Special Populations Student Support and Services



    Joann.Lucero@tn.gov 615-253-4249

    Lori Nixon,

    Special Populations Assessment Design



    WIDA Consortium WIDA Client Services Center help@wida.us Toll Free 1-866-276-7735 www.wida.us
    Data Recognition Corp. (DRC) DRC WIDA Customer Service WIDA@datarecognitioncorp.com

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    Data Recognition Corp
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  • Assessment Materials & Training

    Coming soon

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 2015 - 2016 Dates

    Description Start Date End Date
    District and School Site File to DRC 10/5/2015 10/5/2015
    Test Materials Ordering 12/22/2015 12/22/2015
    Pre-ID Files to DRC 12/22/2015 12/22/2015
    Test Setup 1/26/2016 4/22/2016
    Districts Receive Test Material (On or Before) 2/22/2016 2/22/2016
    Test Window 3/7/2016 4/22/2016
    Additional Test Material Window 2/23/2016 4/19/2016
    Districts Pack Completed Test Material 3/9/2016 4/26/2016
    Districts Ship Completed Test Material to DRC 3/10/2016 4/26/2016
    All Test Material Received at DRC 5/3/2016 5/3/2016
    Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window 5/16/2016 5/20/2016
    Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) 6/14/2016 6/14/2016
    Final Data Available to State 6/14/2016 6/14/2016
  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 2016 - 2017 Dates

    Coming soon!

  • State Specific Guidance for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

    1. Will Tennessee be administering online or paper ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 in 2015-2016?

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.
  • Professional Development

    Currently there are no professional development sessions scheduled in Tennessee.

  • State Publications

    W-APT State Publications

    Link to W-APT Score Calculator

    W-APT Tennessee DOE Guidance Webinar

    W-APT Tennessee DOE Guidance Webinar PDF PDF Icon


    ACCESS for ELLs State Publications for 2014 - 2015 Administration

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