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Materials, Presentations, and Videos


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UPDATED
Standard Version of Teacher User's Guide  for CELLA Online (Updated 8/2015)
The Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA) was designed to measure the unique language development and proficiency of English Language Learners in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The Teacher User's Guide provides information about how to use the AWSchoolTest system with this test. To access the manual click here.

UPDATED
Standard Version Administrator User's Guide  for CELLA Online (Updated 8/2015)
The Administrator User's Guide provides information for users with administrator access to AWSchoolTest system. To access the manual click here. You must me logged in to access this file.


Miami-Dade CPS user guides can be accessed by selecting the following:
Miami-Dade Teacher User's Guide 
Miami-Dade Administrator User's Guide

NEW Lee County Training Information
Lee County Training K-5 powerpoint 
Lee County K-5 Handout for practice scoring student responses
Lee County K-5 Handout Answer Key: Level A (Oral)


Directions for Administration and Scoring for CELLA Online 

NOTE: For the specific Directions for Administration (DFA) for each test, or for information about scoring the one-on-one or writing sections, follow these steps:
1. Access the test by clicking on the Assign A Test page.
2. Select the correct catalog and test.  
3. Select the link for DFAs and other training materials.
(NOTE: You do NOT need to assign a test to access the materials. Since these are secure files, however, you DO need to have an account.)

NEW Prepared paper for writing items (all levels) click here

Teacher Scored Items Record Sheets

For a collection of frequently used Teacher Scored Items Sheets click hereThe following record sheets are in this collection: 
L&S A—Abbreviated Form (Kindergarten only)
L&S A 
L&S A and Reading and Writing Ax (Second Grade)
L&S B and Reading and Writing B
L&S C and Reading and Writing C
L&S D and Reading and Writing D

 
► Overview of CELLA Online (pdf)
The Comprehensive English Language Learning Assessment (CELLA) was designed to measure the unique language development and proficiency of English Language Learners in listening, speaking, reading and writing. For key features, screenshots (including score reports), and professional development options, download an informational document (4.5 MB pdf) by clicking here.

► Presentation about Key Features CELLA Online (pdf)

This presentation provides information about the key features of CELLA Online, including and overview of the items, illustration of online functionality, sample reports, professional development features and more. To view click here.

► Research on English Language Learner Literacy and CELLA (pdf)

This presentation provides a review of research that supports the test design, content framework, and specific items found in CELLA online. To view click here.

►Basic Agenda and Materials Packet for Onsite Training (password protected)

►Demonstration and Training Videos*
These four videos illustrate the basic functionality of AWSchoolTest using CELLA Online. 

1)  Video of Teacher Logging on to the System

2)  Video of Teacher Assigning a Test to a Student

3)  Video of Student Taking a Test 


4)  Video of Teacher Scoring a Test and Reviewing a Report

There are many additional functions available to users that are not shown in the videos, such as: finalizing or canceling a test that has been assigned to a student but not completed, district administrator and school administrator functions, viewing classroom/grade/school-wide group reports, transferring students between teachers or between schools, and much more. 

*The videos on this page are compressed to reduce file size. In actual use of AWSchoolTest, images and applicable audio are crisp and clear.
 

1)  Video of Teacher Logging on to the System

In this video, view a teacher accessing the AWSchoolTest system. You can see how easy it is to login and view your class roster of students.

 

 



This video can also be viewed at YouTube.com, including in the H.264 video format if you sign up for it, here.  

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2)  Video of Teacher Assigning a Test to a Student

In this video, Mrs. Lopez, a teacher, assigns one of the CELLA tests to her students. Everything she needs is at her fingertips. No test booklets to track, labels to stick, or trying to remember who took what test when. The AWSchoolTest system does all of that for her. Watch the 21st century way to "hand out" tests.

 


This video can also be viewed at YouTube.com, including in the H.264 video format if you sign up for it, here.  

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3)  Video of Student Taking a Test

In this video, a student is taking CELLA Online. Akisha is a first grade student. She takes Listening and Speaking Level A. (CELLA includes assessments at four levels covering grades K-12, including the following modalities: Listening/Speaking, Reading and Writing. This sample test-taking video shows just one level, addressing only Listening/Speaking.) Watch her sign in, start her test, and take several items on the test. Observe the user friendly interface, the innovative questions created especially to measure the unique needs of ELL students, and the high quality test design.

 


This video can also be viewed at YouTube.com, including in the H.264 video format if you sign up for it, here.  

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4)  Video of Teacher Scoring a Test and Reviewing a Report

In this video, a teacher uses the AWSchoolTest system to enter scores for the open response items in CELLA Online and then has instant access to student reports. Watch how easy it is for the teacher, Mrs. Lopez, to access the teacher scored items web page, enter the scores online, and submit her scores. Without leaving the scoring form, she can even view test questions. The system does all the work: it combines the teacher scored items with the student entries to instantly provide a comprehensive student report. No waiting, no turn around time. Mrs. Lopez can use the easy-to-read, instructionally relevant results on the same day she administers the test.

   


*This video can also be viewed at YouTube.com, including in the H.264 video format if you sign up for it, here.