January 11, 2019


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):


Current federal legislation requires that all English learners (ELs) participate annually in an English language proficiency assessment.  In the state of Virginia, all divisions use the WIDA Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners®2.0 (ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0) to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.  ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0 is administered annually to all kindergarten ELs and all students in grades 1-12 with an English language proficiency (ELP) level of 1-5. 

ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English language development standards and assesses the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The assessment will:

  • Determine students’ English language proficiency level and eligibility for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services and testing accommodations.
  • Help students and families understand students’ current level of ELP along the developmental continuum.
  • Provide teachers with information they can use to plan for and support student learning.
  • Assist in determining whether ELs have attained the language proficiency needed to participate meaningfully in content area classrooms without ESOL support.

Students participate annually in the ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0, even if ESOL services are declined, until they reach the criteria for ELP level 6 and are designated English proficient.

This year, the ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0, the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs®, or the ELP Checklists will be given in our school from January 22, 2019 to March 15, 2019.  It will be helpful if you can avoid appointments which may take your child out of school during this time period.  Also, it will help your child perform his or her best if he or she has had a good night’s rest, a healthy breakfast, and comes to school with a positive attitude.




Liz Beaty                                                                    Mattie Fallen

Assistant Principal                                                      Assistant Principal

Braddock 2019 WIDA Testing Schedule

  Mon., Jan. 21

Student Holiday


Tues., Jan. 22

5th Grade Listening (a.m.)

5th Grade Reading (p.m.)


Weds., Jan. 23

3rd Grade Listening (a.m.)

3rd  Grade Reading (p.m.)

Thurs., Jan. 24

4th  Grade Listening (a.m.)

4th  Grade Reading (p.m.)

Fri., Jan. 25

Student Holiday

Mon., Jan. 28

2nd Grade Listening


Tues., Jan. 29

2nd Grade Reading


Weds., Jan. 30

1st Grade Listening

Thurs., Jan. 31

1st Grade Reading

Fri., Feb. 1

5th Grade Writing

Mon., Feb. 4

Student Holiday


Tues., Feb. 5

4th Grade Writing


Weds., Feb. 6

3rd Grade Writing

Thurs., Feb. 7

2nd Grade Writing

Fri., Feb. 8

1st Grade Writing

Mon., Feb. 11



Tues., Feb. 12


Weds., Feb. 13


Thurs., Feb. 14


Fri., Feb. 15


Mon., Feb. 18



Tues., Feb. 19

5th Grade Speaking


Weds., Feb. 20

4th  Grade Speaking

Thurs., Feb. 21

3rd Grade Speaking

Fri., Feb. 22

2nd Grade Speaking

Mon., Feb. 25

1st Grade Speaking







Horario de evaluaciones WIDA -- Braddock 2019

  Lunes, 21 de enero



Martes, 22 de enero

5O  Grado Auditivo (a.m.)

5O Grado Lectura (p.m.)


Miércoles, 23 de enero

3o Grado Auditivo (a.m.)

3o Grado Lectura (p.m.)

Jueves, 24 de enero

4o  Grado Auditivo (a.m.)

4o  Grado Lectura (p.m.)

Viernes, 25 de enero


Lunes, 28 de enero

2O  Grado Auditivo


Martes, 29 de enero

2o Grado Lectura


Miércoles, 30 de enero

1o  Grado Auditivo

Jueves, 31 de enero

1o  Grado Lectura

Viernes, 1 de febrero

5o  Grado Escritura

Lunes, 4 de febrero



Martes, 5 de febrero 

4O Grado Escritura


Miércoles, 6 de febrero 

3o Grado Escritura

Jueves, 7 de febrero

2o Grado Escritura

Viernes, 8 de febrero

1o Grado Escritura

Lunes, 11 de febrero



Martes, 12 de febrero


Miércoles, 13 de febrero 


Jueves, 14 de febrero


Viernes, 15 de febrero


Lunes, 18 de febrero


Martes, 19 de febrero

5o Grado Oral


Miércoles, 20 de febrero 

4o Grado Oral


Jueves, 21 de febrero

3o Grado Oral


Viernes, 22 de febrero

2o Grado Oral


Lunes, 25 de febrero

1o Grado Oral