February 7, 2011



Snow Days and the 2011 ACCESS Test Windows

Because this school year has been particularly bad regarding the use of snow days, the Illinois State Board of Education is allowing districts and other facilities that administer ACCESS for
ELLs ® to adopt the revised testing and shipping schedule below.

REGULAR WINDOW
Original Regular Window:  January 10 – February 11  
Revised Regular Window:  January 10 – February 18
Ship materials to MetriTech by – February 23

WAIVER 1 WINDOW
Original Waiver 1 Window:  January 17 – February 18
Revised Waiver 1 Window:  January 17 – February 25
Ship materials to MetriTech by – March 1

WAIVER 2 WINDOW
Original Waiver 2 Window:  January 24 – February 25
Revised Waiver 2 Window:  January 24 – March 04
Ship materials to MetriTech by – March 08

Points of clarification:
This new test schedule affects ONLY ACCESS for ELLs.®  

ISBE Contact:

Megan Forness
PSAE Consultant
Student Assessment
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
Phone: 217.782.4823
Fax: 217.782.6097
mforness@isbe.net
www.isbe.net/assessment/psae.htm