Testing Accommodations for English Learners
State Testing Accommodations for English Learners
Students who score below Level 5.0 Bridging on the reading domain of the WIDA Screener/ACCESS for ELLs, are eligible to receive state-approved EL testing accommodations on all state tests. Students who score Level 5.0 Bridging or above on the reading domain of the WIDA Screener/ACCESS for ELs or exit EL status must participate in all state tests without accommodations (SBE policy TEST-011).
As with all accommodations for North Carolina tests, (1) the use must be documented in the current EL Plan and (2) the accommodation must be used routinely during instruction and similar classroom assessments.
The following are state-approved EL testing accommodations.
Word-to-Word Bilingual (English/Native Language) Dictionary/Electronic Translator
Multiple Testing Sessions
Scheduled Extended Time
Testing in a Separate Room
Student Reads Test Aloud to Self
Test Read Aloud (in English)