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Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners


What is the ACCESS for ELLs?

ACCESS for ELLs is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency test designed to measure English language learners' social and academic proficiency in English.  It assesses social and instructional English as well as the language associated with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies within the school context across the four language domains.

Why is an English Language Proficiency test required?

An English Language Proficiency test is required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Passed in 2010, ESSA indicates that all K-12 English language learners must be assessed annually for English proficiency
growth and academic progress.


Testing dates: 

Jan 16 - Mar 2        ACCESS for ELLs












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