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WIDA Language Assessements

WIDA Screener

The WIDA screener is a nationally recognized assessment to determine the English language proficiency of new students Grades 1-12. It is administered to new enrollments at any time during the school year to identify English language learners and language services. 

 

Access 2.0

Access 2.0 for English Language Learners is a nationally recognized suite of standardized assessments

  • Administered to kindergarten through 12th grade students who are identified as English language learners through the WIDA screener and other data.
  • Meets federal and state requirements to monitor annual progress of students in language progression in English
  • Assesses Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing progress in learning academic English

 

ACCESS Parent Fact Sheet  - 8/24/18

 

Student Participation in Statewide Assessments

Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.31, subdivision 4a, requires the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to publish a form for parents/guardians to complete if they refuse to have their student participate in state-required standardized assessments. It includes some basic information to help parents/guardians make informed decisions that benefit their child and their school and community. The form to meet this legislative requirement is available at the link below. When completed, it must be returned to your student's district; your student’s district may require additional information.

Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing  - 5/3/19  https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/tests

 

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More languages are available at MDE

ACCESS Parent Fact Sheet SPANISH  - 5/20/19

Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing SPANISH  - 7/10/19

 

ACCESS Parent Fact Sheet SOMALI  - 5/20/19

Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing SOMALI  - 9/17/19

 

ACCESS Parent Fact Sheet OROMO  - 5/20/19

Parent/Guardian Guide and Refusal for Student Participation in Statewide Testing OROMO  - 7/10/19