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. This test is a state and federal mandate for ELLs receiving Title III funds.Purpose and Use of ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
Meets, and exceeds, federal requirements for the monitoring and reporting of ELLs' progress toward English language proficiency.FEATURESThe tasks on the new summative assessment will continue to assess the language students need to process or produce in various school contexts. Each assessment item and task will target at least one of the five WIDA ELD Standards:
- Helps students and families understand students’ current level of English language proficiency along the developmental continuum.
- Serves as one of multiple measures used to determine whether students are prepared to exit English language support programs.
- Generates information that assists in determining whether ELLs have attained the language proficiency needed to participate meaningfully in content area classrooms without program support.
- Provides teachers with information they can subsequently use to enhance instruction and learning in programs for their English language learners.
- Provides districts with information that will help them evaluate the effectiveness of their ESOL/bilingual programs.
- Social and Instructional Language
- Language of Language Arts
- Language of Mathematics
- Language of Science
- Language of Social Studies
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions - pdfFor additional WIDA information go to: www.wida.us