English Language Learner testing scores analyzed by BOE

Bradley Beach Elementary School. FILE PHOTO THE COAST STAR

BRADLEY BEACH — The Bradley Beach Elementary board of education performed an analysis of English Language Learners [ELL] with the overall goal of improving on state test scores which they recently received. 

Students at the elementary school took part in the WIDA:ACCESS assessment, which measures the proficiency of ELL students in terms of speaking, reading, writing and listening.

“The WIDA scores are very useful to understand how each one of our individual students is performing in a number of different areas,”  Principal and Superintendent of Bradley Beach Elementary Stephen Wisniewski told The Coast Star. “We aren’t looking at overall trends for the school; we are able to focus on the individual. I am more interested in looking at the individual scores and being able to develop a program that is specific to each one of the students.” 


Ms. Sara Seeley, Director of Curriculum and Instruction presented a report of WIDA: ACCESS for English Language Learner [ELL] and i-Ready progress monitoring results of student testing scores to the board of education during Tuesday evenings virtual meeting. 

Ms. Seeley shared a detailed presentation that included a data collection of testing scores from third through eighth-graders who took the assessment.  

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