Assessment of English Learners
ACCESS for ELLs stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to State for English Language Learners. The ACCESS for ELLs test assesses students' English language proficiency in five areas:
ACCESS for ELLs is given annually to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Anticipated administration time for online ACCESS for ELLs is the following: Listening - up to 40 minutes; Reading - up to 35 minutes; Speaking - up to 30 minutes; Writing - up to 65 minutes; and Kindergarten - up to 45 minutes. Additionally, test directions and student practice take about 10 minutes in each domain.
ACCESS for ELLs testing window this year is from January 31 to April 25, 2022. Our anticipated testing schedule is the following:
1/31 - 2/4 - K
2/7 - 2/18 - Gr. 1-2
2/21 - 3/4 - Gr. 3-4
3/7 - 3/18 - Gr. 5-6
3/21 - 4/1 - Gr. 7-8
4/4 - 4/15 - 9-12
4/18 -4/25 - make up days
Test results become available at the beginning of the school year.