If we're testing online, will there be any paper materials at all?
Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs have not changed, and are still paper-based. They will be ordered and shipped with the rest of the Online ACCESS for ELLs materials.
Grades 1-3 will still take the Writing domain in a paper booklet, as many students in these grades aren't fluent with a keyboard. Writing booklets will be sent automatically when you order Online tests for them.
Students in Grades 4-12 will take all domains of the ACCESS 2.0 online unless they fall into one of the categories for which there is currently no online test option–i.e., students who need the Alternate ACCESS, braille, large print, or IEP/504 accommodation(s).
However, we recognize that some newcomers in grades 4-12 may not have been exposed to technology, so paper Writing booklets can be ordered for students who meet these criteria. If a student in these grades needs to handwrite the Writing domain, s/he will read the prompts on the screen and write in the booklet. DRC will ship a small number of paper writing booklets for grades 4-12. Please plan ahead for students who will need this option.
In addition, if you find (or know) you need additional Writing booklets, you'll be able to order them in the Additional Materials window with 3 day shipping.
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, Technology Coordinators?
All training materials will be available virtually through web-based modules and online resources. Training information, checklists, quizzes, and resources for the three ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 roles (Test Coordinator, Test Administrator, and Technology Coordinator) are available through the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Training Course.