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Periodic Collections - ACCESS for ELLs - SBD


Pre-Coded Labels extract

The Pre-coded Labels extract reduces the need for schools and districts to fill in data grids on test booklets. Pre-coded label extracts are generated from data collected for the Student October Pupil Enrollment collection. CDE provides a file directly to the vendor, then the vendor uses this data to print labels that districts can attach to test booklets during the test administration window. Districts have a chance to review the data from this extract during the Student Biographical Data (SBD) Review window.

Student Biographical Data Review

The purpose of the ACCESS for ELLs Student Biographical Data (SBD) review is to allow districts the opportunity to verify the accuracy of the demographic data submitted for each student administered the WIDA ACCESS language proficiency assessment. The review process takes place after the vendor has scanned all books and before all assessments are scored and final results made available.

The SBD review is not currently a mandatory process. Districts can choose to participate or to not participate in the SBD process. State and Federal accountability reporting (including school and district performance framework ratings, Title III AMAOs, and priority and focus school designations) all rely on accurate demographic and test score data. Therefore, the impact of the SBD review of demographic data on accountability reporting is profound. Districts should be aware that performance framework requests for reconsideration or AMAO appeals will only be considered for districts which participate in the SBD process.


  • ACCESS for ELLs SBD review window for the 2017-2018 school year is Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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