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Charleston, WV 25305
Tel. 304-558-0200
Fax. 304-558-6268
Email: dray@access.k12.wv.us

Assessment

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT

2014 WESTELL TESTING WINDOW: March 17-April 25

WESTELL Material Ordering Window: January 6 - January 17

WESTELL Resources
  • Webinar - Instructions for Ordering Materials Online (PowerPoint) (Adobe) updated on 12/05/2013
  • Instructions for Ordering Materials Online (Adobe) updated on 12/05/2013
  • Pre-ID Template (Excel) updated on 11/14/2013
  • Title III Director Planning Tool (Excel)
  • Overage Request Form (Excel) updated 2/10/2014
Training Materials
  • Superintendent Letter - Clarification Regarding the Administration of WESTELL to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students (Adobe) updated 4/19/2012
  • General Administrative Training (PowerPoint)
  • Test Administrators Training (Adobe) updated 2/26/2014
  • District Test Administrator Training Material (PowerPoint) (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • District Test Coordinator Manual - Grade 3-12 (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • Test Administration Manual - Grade 3-12 (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • Speaking Test Administration (PowerPointupdated 2/11/2011
  • Speaking Scoring Rubrics (Word) updated 2/11/2011
  • Speaking Scoring Notes (Word) updated 2/11/2011
K-2 Materials
  • Kindergarten Administration Manual (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • Kindergarten Teacher Support Materials (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • 1-2 Administration Manual (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • 1-2 Teacher Support Materials (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • K-2 Inventory Assessment Training (PowerPoint)
  • K-2 Inventory Assessment Training NOTES (Word)
Communication Tools
  • FAQ - (Adobe) updated 2/10/2014
  • ELDA Brochure - (Adobe)
  • Students Excuse Letter - (Adobe) update 2/10/2014
  • Letter to Parents in English - (Adobe) updated 2/21/2014
  • Letter to Parents in Spanish - (Adobe) updated 2/21/2014
  • Letter to Parents in Chinese - (Adobe) updated 2/21/2014
  • Letter to Parents in Japanese - (Adobe) updated 2/25/2013
  • Superintedent's Letter to Principals - (Adobe) updated 2/21/2014
Security Materials
 
2010-2011 WESTELL Results
  • Score Interpretation Guide (Adobe)
2009-2010 WESTELL Results
  • Score Interpretation Guide (Adobe)
  • State-summary Report (Adobe)
2007-08 WESTELL Results
2006-07 WESTELL Results
WESTELL Technical Reports
  • WESTELL Cut Score Study Report 2010 (Adobe)
  • Deriving WESTELL composite and comprehension scores (Word)
  • Field Test Validity Study Report (Word)
  • Technical Report 2004 Field Test Administration (Adobe)
  • Technical Report 2005 Operations and Field Tests (Adobe)
  • Technical Report 2005 Standards and Test Specs (Adobe)
  • K-2 Technical Report 2006 (Adobe)
  • Standard Setting Report (Word)
  • K-2 Supplemental Papers (Paper by Dina Castro & NAEYC) (Adobe)
  • US Department of Education timeline (Word)

 

2014 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - English (Adobe)
  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - Spanish (Adobe)

2013 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - English (Adobe)
  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - Spanish (Adobe)

2012 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - English (Adobe)
  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents - Spanish (Adobe)

2011 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents (Adobe)

2010 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents (Adobe)    

2009 WESTELL Student Reports

  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents (Adobe)
  • Superintendent's Letter to Parents in Spanish (Adobe)
  • Sample County Analysis of WESTELL data (Excel)

SCREENING LEP STUDENTS

Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey (WMLS) - An assessment of PHLOTE (Primary Home Language Other Than English) students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing English ability used to determine their eligibility for alternative language services

Guidelines on the Identification and screening process (link)

WESTEST

West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress WVMAP - All LEP students are required to participate in the state's assessment program. See policy 2340. http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/

  • The Participation Guidelines were revised in Winter 2013 (Adobe)
  • Testing Accommodations Training 1/9/2014 (Power Point)
  • Training Power Point Audio file to listen to Training
  • WESTEST Pamphlet for Parents in Spanish - (Adobe)
  • Analysis LEP Accommodations (Phase I) - (Excel)
  • Guidance Document Regarding LEP students' Participation in WVMAP (Adobe)
  • List of Bilingual Dictionaries for Use by LEP students on WVMAP assessment (Word)
  • ELL quick guide (Word)
  • 2014 General Assessment Designated Supports Accommodations (Word)
  • Assessment Participation Document for LEP Students - Revised for 2014 (Word) LEP students' participation in West Virginia Measures of Academic Progress (including the WESTEST) should be determinded on an individual basis by the LEP committee using this form.

Assessing LEP Students (Powerpoint)