Annual ACCESS for ELLs Assessment
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure, large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. The domains measured are abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0:
1. Helps students and families understand students’ current level of English language proficiency along the developmental continuum.
2. Serves as one of multiple measures used to determine whether students are prepared to exit English language support programs.
3. Generates information that assists in determining whether ELLs have attained the language proficiency needed to participate meaningfully in content area classrooms without program support.
4. Provides teachers with information they can subsequently use to enhance instruction and learning in programs for their English language learners.
5. Provides districts with information that will help them evaluate the effectiveness of their ESL/bilingual programs.
ACCESS for ELLs assessment is now conducted digitally in District 205.