Assessment of English Learners
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to State for English Language Learners. The ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test assesses students' English language proficiency in five areas:
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is given annually to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 testing window this year is from January 28 to March 22, 2019. Our anticipated testing schedule is the following: Gr. 1: 1/28 - 1/31; Gr. 2: 2/1 - 2/12; Gr. 3: 2/13 - 2/21; Grade 4: 2/22 - 2/27; Gr. 9: 2/28 - 3/6.
Test results become available at the beginning of the school year.