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).
- Eligibility: Any licensed teachers in WIDA states who are currently teaching;
- Task: Administering field test items to students and recording feedback and observations per instructions received from CAL (tasks will be identified after all applications have been received);
- Tryout window: March 5 to March 16, 2012; and
- Remuneration: $75 to $200 (depending on the number of items tested). If you are unable to accept payment, a donation in the form of a gift card will be made to your school (redeemable for books or school supplies).