English Learner (EL) Assessments
English Learners will take the ACCESS for ELLs to determine language proficiency. ACCESS assesses students in the four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Federal and State Law:
Administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.
Purpose & Use:
Administered to English Learners to evaluate English proficiency.
March 5–April 20 (Tentative)
Length of Assessment:
The test is self-paced with target administration times for each section of the test as follows:
- Listening: Up to 40 minutes
- Reading: Up to 35 minutes
- Speaking: Up to 30 minutes
- Writing Tier A: Up to 45 minutes
- Writing Tiers B/C: Up to 60 minutes
Results to Districts:
Districts receive individual performance reports which detail student performance in early summer.
Results to Parents & Students:
Districts can choose how and when to share these reports with parents.