ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

Who:  Grades K-12 English Language Learners
What:  English Proficiency Assessment
When:  Testing Window January 25 - March 12

ACCESS is the English language proficiency assessment administered to limited English proficient students in grades K through 12 in order to comply with the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 USC 6301 et seq. (2002).

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs® is an assessment of English language proficiency for students in grades 1 through 12 who are classified as English language learners (ELLs) and have significant cognitive disabilities that prevent their meaningful participation in the ACCESS for ELLs® assessment. This assessment will also be available for those students who meet the criteria for an alternate assessment.

For the 2020–21 school year, ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs will be administered through the WIDA Consortium.
WIDA Alternate ACCESS webpage
ACCESS for ELLs Parent Handout (English)
ACCESS for ELLs Parent Handout (Spanish)