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!