ACCESS 2.0 Speaking & Writing: Assessing What Students Can Do

4:15 - 5:30pm PDT
Presented at: WIDA 2015

For many states, the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 online Speaking and Writing Tests mark a change from a face-to-face to a computer-administered test format. This new format allows students to demonstrate their academic language development on a series of tasks that reflect classroom language use.

In this session, presenters will discuss the research and rationale behind the design of the computerized test, show sample test materials, and discuss implications for classroom teaching.