ACCESS Testing

What is the ACCESS Test?

The ACCESS test was designed to monitor language learners' progress in learning academic English. It meets the U.S. federal requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for monitoring and reporting language learners' progress towards English language proficiency.

When is the ACCESS Test given?

The ACCESS test is given annually beginning mid-January and ending mid-February.

Who has to take the ACCESS Test?

All language learners receiving language services in the Garfield Re2 School District are required to take the ACCESS test.

What do the scores mean?

The information gained from the test is used to reassess language development and determine growth in language acquisition. The test assesses the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Information taken from the WIDA website.
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