Step 1. Open ACCESS-Sample-Item pdf posted below and scroll down to find the applicable grade level.
Step 2. Pick a grade level you teach and click on the corresponding Student Booklet to review test items. (Grade 9)
Step 3. In a Word document respond to the following:
How do the items relate to the content area you teach?
How does the level of difficulty relate to the content you teach?
Reflect on the level of the language demand and cognitive complexity in the items?
How does reviewing these items help you in planning effective instruction for ELs?
How important is it for language development to teach the language of the content in addition to content itself? Why is it important? How will you accomplish this?