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.
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