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.

    WIDA Assessments Now Online:  In the 2018-2019 school year, DPS transitioned to the online WIDA Screener and online ACCESS for ELLs assessments.  DPS will continue to administer these assessments online but offers paper versions of these assessments for any student who needs them.  The Alternate ACCESS assessment is offered in paper form only as well as the Kindergarten assessment.  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

    Questions?
    Armando Dominguez
    Assessment Specialist

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

    WIDA DRC System Status

    ACCESS Hotline: (720) 423-2002