ELD Department News

Keeping you in the know!

Thank YOU!!!

Thank you for your diligent efforts in assessing all ELs in DCSD. You have worked tirelessly to administer ACCESS 2.0 in a new format, and we have struggled, celebrated, and problem solved through the last 5 weeks. Please note, the ACCESS 2.0 window will close on Friday, February 12, 2016. WAY TO GO!!!!!

ACCESS 2.0 Processing Instructions

Prior to your ACCESS 2.0 processing appointment, please review the ACCESS 2.0 Processing Instructions. The following message was sent to all principals on Friday, February 5, 2016. The processing schedule may be found here.


The ACCESS 2.0 window will close on February 12, 2016. ACCESS 2.0 processing will take place at the DCSD warehouse located at 701 Prairie Hawk Drive on February 16th and 18th. It is critical that someone bring all testing materials from each school at the school's assigned time. In most cases, the ESL Teacher / Dual Language Teacher / ELD Contact will attend processing. If this person is unable to participate, please assign someone to process ACCESS 2.0. Please see this link for the processing schedule.

ACCESS 2.0 Feedback

As we finish ACCESS 2.0, please take a few moments to enter your honest feedback. I will use district feedback to refine our processes, and I will pass necessary information along to the state. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


Please submit your feedback here!!

Save the Date: ELD Department Meeting

Our next ELD Department Meeting will be held at the HOPE Online Learning Center from 12:00-3:00 on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. If you are a secondary teacher, please submit your sub request in AESOP using "ELD-Other".


If you attended either Co-TESOL or CCIRA, please be ready to share at least one strategy or concept that you have implemented in your programming!