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Culturally Diverse Population
Kanoelani students come from a diverse group of cultures.  All the cultures are as interesting and as special as our students.  We currently have 54 students in our ELL Program.  Our ELL population speaks ten different languages. They are: Ilocano, Tagalog, Spanish, Japanese, Samoan, Pampango, Arabic, Marshallese, Hawaiian, and Vietnamese.


Kanoelani Elementary ELL Parent Bulletin

                        November/December 2017


Hi Parents!


            I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!

We will be preparing your child to take the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs test. This school year, students in grades 1 through 6 will take the test online. Students in kindergarten will still take paper tests. You can help your child get ready for the test by viewing the Test Demo, Sample Items, and have your child take the Practice Test. We will also be reviewing this information with your child in January before testing begins.


WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test in 2018 - January 16 - February 27 

  • All ELL students will be taking the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test beginning January 16, 2017.
  • This annual assessment measures English language proficiency in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening. 
  • Click on the links below to learn more about the test.
    • General Information - Gives general information and tells the purpose of the ACCESS Test.
    • Test Demo - Videos explain how students will take the online test and how to interact with the test platform. 
    • Sample Items - Helps you and your child understand the ACCESS assessment.  Click on the words "View Sample Items" below the box.  A Chrome browser must be used to access and view sample items.  
    • Test Practice - Allows students to experience taking the online assessment and use the available features that will be available during the actual assessment.  Click on the words "View Sample Items" below the box. A Chrome browser must be used to access and view Test Practice Items.   

ACCESS for ELLs Informational Meeting – Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

If you would like to learn more about the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test,

please join us for an informational meeting on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

from 8:00-9:00am. Please see the attached flyer.


Online Learner's Dictionary
  • There is a great online dictionary that will say (speak) the entry word. 
  • Your child can learn how to pronounce words that are new and unfamiliar. 
  • Some entry words even have pictures to further develop a clearer understanding of these words.
  • Click on this link to check it out:  Learner's Dictionary





All ELL students have a Raz-Kids online reading account.  Account passwords for your child's account were sent home with the September bulletin.  Your child has access to so many interesting books at their reading level!  Have your children listen to the books, record themselves reading their books, then take a quiz to check for comprehension.  If your children forgot their password, please let me know and I can give it to them. 



Kanoelani ELL Dept.
Located in A Workroom
ELL Coordinator:
Elsa Ichiki
ELL Staff:
Angie Cabato
Susan Connelley
Sandi Reyes
Dori Saito
ELL ACCESS Informational Meeting on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017