Department offers webinars in advance of ELL assessment

The Maine DOE is providing two webinars this spring to assist schools as they prepare for the 2015-16 administration of the computer-based English language proficiency assessment, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.

The first webinar is scheduled for Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m. and will provide test coordinators and test administrators with information about the transition to the computer-based test and information about the new ordering procedures. The webinar can be accessed at its start time by clicking here or by dialing (415) 655-0003 and using the access code 668 275 982.

The second webinar on Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m. provides technology coordinators with planning information to prepare for multiple online assessments.  The webinar can accesed at its start time by clicking here or by dialing (415) 655-0003 and using the access code 667 053 093.

Both live webinars will provide school district staff an opportunity to ask questions. The webinars will be recorded and made available here.

Additional information about the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 2015-16 operational test can be found here.

For more information or technical assistance, please contact Maine DOE Director of ESL/Bilingual Programs Nancy Mullins at 624-6788 or nancy.mullins@maine.gov.