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ACCESS Testing For ELL Students

English Language Proficiency Assessments
The ACCESS for ELLs and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs are the assessments developed by the WIDA consortium and administered to English learners in order to measure progress toward meeting Minnesota’s standards for English language development, developed by the WIDA consortium. Most English learners will take the ACCESS for ELLs, but English learners who received special education services and meet the participation guidelines may take the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs. A link to the WIDA Consortium website is provided under related resources. Download Alternate ACCESS for ELL Participation Guidelines.

It is administered to 9-12 grade students at South who have been identified as English Language Learners.

The test consists of 4 parts: Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking

The test window is from Feb2-March 20