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Are your schools talking about ACCESS scores not counting this year/kids not exiting next year bc of covid?

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Our kids took the ACCESS test in January, and we are using it to determine which students will exit this year. We have not yet discussed what next year looks like.

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Ahhh! Then we are definitely moving ahead with the results this year. If they met the criteria at the time of testing, why would that not be considered? Right?

Be thankful you aren’t in NY. We use a test called the NYSESLAT which was canceled. It’s the only way a student can test out. Some states like NJ take other factors into consideration. As a result the state Ed Department decided to keep all ELLs at the same classification as last year. Many of my students would have moved up or tested out.

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