Understanding How the ACCESS Speaking Test is Scored

5:30 - 8:00am

Ballroom A

Presented at: WIDA 2019

In this workshop Assessment specialists from WIDA and CAL will explain how academic speaking skills are assessed on ACCESS for ELLs. The presenters will explain the design of the Speaking test and how students’ responses are scored. Participants will practice scoring student responses and engage in a discussion of how higher scored responses are distinguished from lower scored responses. Finally, participants and presenters will consider classroom implications.