Other Assessments

  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

    ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is only available to Consortium member states.

    In 2015-2016, the WIDA Consortium began the administration of the new summative assessment from grades 1–12. An online assessment replaced the earlier paper-based assessment, ACCESS for ELLs, although a paper-based assessment will continue to be available according to each state's guidelines. The Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessments will not change from previous years and remain paper-based.

    ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. For more information regarding a specific state’s guidelines, please visit the WIDA member states' pages.


    The American College Test (ACT®) is one of the US college admissions test that measures what a student learns in high school to determine his or her academic readiness for college. Students typically take the ACT test in Grade 11 in preparation for college admission application. For more information about the ACT test, please visit the ACT website.


    The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude test that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. The ASVAB was introduced in 1968 and more than 40 million students have taken the ASVAB since then.