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ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test

ELL students will be tasked with completing the ACCESS test starting January 30. This is a computer based test. ACCESS testing should wrap up March 10.

Most students will test with their EL teachers from their Social Studies class.  Students are encouraged to check with their EL teacher to get further information concerning their specific day and period that they will be testing.  If a student does not regularly see an EL teacher, a member of the EL staff will connect with them and make sure students are prepared and arrive at the right time.

The outline of the schedule is:

  1. Reading: Week of January 30 - February 3
  2. Listening: Week of February 6 - February 10
  3. Writing: Week of February 13 - February 16
  4. Speaking: Weeks of February 21 - March 3
  5. Make-Ups: Week of March 6 - March 10

Some additional information concerning the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test:

- The test provides information about students' English language abilities in school.  Educators use this information to make decsions about students' education.

- ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 measures what students know and can do in English in the domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

- Students do not need to student for the test, but rather, focus on demonstrating this language abilities.

 

Test resources are available free and recommended for student preperation @ www.wida-ams.us (find the resources under: Public Test Resources)

 

ACT

Students in 11th grade will take the ACT test on February 28, 2017 during the school day. This exam is offered to all WHS juniors free of charge. 

The majority of students will test in Main Gym.  Some students with testing accommodations will test in the Media Center.  A staff member will check in with the students prior to the test to ensure they get to the right location.

Students are expected to arrive at school on time and head straight to their testing location.  Students are encouraged to bring at least 2 #2 pencils and an approved calculator. Check here to see if your calculator is approved: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/taking-the-test/calculator-policy.html

Note: You CANNNOT use a TI-89 calculator.

Practice tests and resources available: http://washburn.mpls.k12.mn.us/testing_resources. Students are encouraged to use the resources available through Naviance ACT Test Prep.

Grades 9, 10, and 12 will maintain their regular schedule on February 28.

 

MCAs

The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments are required by the MN Department of Education in complaince with state and federal law.

10th grade students will take the READING assessment in March.

11th grade students will take the MATH assessment in April.

Students who have completed their Life Science credit will take the SCIENCE assessment in May.

 

MAP (Measure of Academic Progress)

Students in the 9th grade took this assessment in October.  They will take it again in May in both the reading and math domains.