ACCESS Assessments

  • Kindergarten through 12th grade English language learners (ELL) are assessed with ACCESS. 

    According to the ACCESS website, ACCESS: 

    • is available to WIDA Consortium member states as a primary benefit of membership;
    • is administered to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students who have been identified as ELL;
    • is given annually to monitor students' progress in learning academic English;
    • meets U.S. federal requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for monitoring and reporting ELLs’ progress toward English language proficiency;
    • is anchored in the WIDA English Language Development Standards; and,
    • assesses the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.