November 6, 2008



ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008. 137 - Item Writing Course for ACCESS for ELLs™

Dear Program Directors and Illinois Educators Interested in Writing Items for the ACCESS for ELL™:

As in previous years, the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) and the Center for Applied Linguistics will offer educators in WIDA states the opportunity to participate in an Item Writing Course for ACCESS for ELLs™. This course is a collaborative professional development initiative and a way to include teachers' experience and expertise in test development. 

For additional details and the application see http://www.wida.us/assessment/ACCESS/ItemWriting2009.aspxThe deadline to apply is December 1, 2008.

If you have questions contact Carsten Wilmes of WIDA at 608-263-5547.