ACCESS for English Language Learners

  • ACCESS 2.0 is an annual summative assessment that assesses social and academic English language development in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.  It is a state required assessment that meets the federal requirements for monitoring English Learners.  All students in grades K-12 who have been identified as English learners are required to take the assessment.

    Students in grades 1-12 who are classified as English language learners and have significant cognitive disabilities will participate in the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs.

    ACCESS Moving Online for 2018-19: Both the WIDA screener and ACCESS test will move to an online format for the 2018-19 school year.  The WIDA screener will replace the W-APT assessment in July/August for all grades except kindergarten and first semester first grade students, and will help educators identify and support newly-enrolled English language learners.  The ACCESS test will move online in January.  If you have questions, contact Armando Dominguez.

    ACCESS Teacher Guidance: Review guidance from ELA and EdTech on incorporating technology into instruction for ACCESS preparation HERE




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Dates to Know

  • 2018-19 Administration Dates
    January 14th - February 15th, 2019

    Armando Dominguez
    Assessment Specialist

    Click here for additional information about the transition to online testing!

    WIDA DRC System Status

    ACCESS Hotline: (720) 423-2002