Do English Language Learners participate in the FSA?
As of October 18, 2018, all ELLs will be tested on the FSA ELA in each year they are enrolled in the tested grade levels. Districts will no longer have flexibility to exempt first-year ELLs from ELA testing. Additionally, all ELLs enrolled in tested grade levels and subjects are expected to participate in Mathematics, Science, and EOC assessments regardless of how long these students have been enrolled in a U.S. school
May students receive testing accommodations on the FSA?
English Language Learners (ELLs) are required to receive the appropriate allowable accommodations if they are currently receiving services in a program operated in accordance with an approved district ELL Plan. It is the responsibility of local school educators to work with students and parents/guardians to identify the allowable testing accommodations.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is an English language proficiency assessment for Grades K–12. The test is administered every year to help school districts monitor the English language development of students identified as English language learners. The test window is open from January 28, 2019- March 22, 2019. Scores will be reported in June.
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BrainPop ESL is a web-based English language learning program comprised of short, animated movies as well as games, quizzes, and interactive features. It encompasses the four main language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
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FSA Practice Tests are for students to become familiar with the Computer Based Testing system, functionality, and item types.
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The Learning Network offers rich and imaginative materials for teaching and learning using New York Times content.They offer new educational resources based on the articles, photographs, videos, illustrations, podcasts and graphics published in The New York Times – all for free.
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