January 18, 2012



Call for Teachers to Help with ACCESS Development

WIDA and CAL, the developers of ACCESS for ELLs, are currently accepting applications for participation in field tryouts of speaking and writing items. Field tryouts are an important step in preparing items for use on ACCESS for ELLs tests. During the Field Tryouts, teachers administer test items to their students, and then give feedback to test developers via an online survey. The speaking items are slated to appear on Series 301 (2012–2013), while the writing items are expected to appear on Series 302 (2013–2014).

Please note that the application deadline is January 27, 2012. Interested educators may apply by visiting http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fieldtryoutsapplication