ACCESS for ELLs
This week our English Learners will be taking the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0. The test is administered every year to students identified as English Language Learners in grades K-12.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is an English language proficiency assessment designed to measure students’ abilities to understand and produce English used within school settings. The four sections of the test are: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. Students participating in the ESOL program take the test every year until his/her scores meet the criteria to exit the language support program.
Teachers use the scores to plan instruction and assessments. Districts use the scores to evaluate their language support programs, to monitor student progress in acquiring English, and to determine if a student is eligible to exit an English language support program. Scores are also used to meet federal and state accountability requirements.