ACCESS for ELLs
State Mandated Assessment
Administered to Grades K through 8
ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually starting in January in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. The estimated average time it takes to complete the assessment is 3-4 hours.