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Tennessee Department of Education

Jan Lanier, ESL Coordinator/Title III Consultant

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

Joann Runion,
Instructional Programming

Special Populations Student Support and Services



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

Lori Nixon,

Special Populations Assessment Design



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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
Description Start Date End Date
DRC Provides 2015-16 Site Data 8/15/2016 8/15/2016
SEA Provides 2016-2017 Site Changes to DRC 8/16/2016 11/18/2016
Test Materials Ordering (SEA) 12/20/2016 12/20/2016
Pre ID Files to DRC (SEA) 12/20/2016 12/20/2016
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available 1/24/2017 4/21/2017
Districts Receive Test Materials (On) 2/21/2017 2/21/2017
Test Window 3/6/2017 4/21/2017
Additional Test Material Window in AMS (LEAs with SEA permission) 2/21/2017 4/18/2017
Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC 4/25/2017 4/25/2017
Pre-Reporting Data Validation TBD TBD
Districts Receive Reports - Printed and Online (On) TBD TBD
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window TBD TBD
Final Data Available to State TBD TBD
  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.

Currently there are no professional development sessions scheduled in Tennessee.

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ACCESS for ELLs State Publications for 2014 - 2015 Administration

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