• About

    ACCESS for ELLs Online (ACCESS Online) is a computer-based, adaptive test that responds to student performance and may be administered in group or individual settings. This assessment is given annually to students in Grades 1-12. It tests students' language in four domains: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing.

    Scores from ACCESS Online can be used to inform instruction and monitor progress of English language learners (ELLs) in a school or district. ACCESS Online meets U.S. federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for monitoring and reporting ELLs’ progress toward English language proficiency.

    Purpose and Use

    The assessments measure students' academic English language in four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing.

    The content of the assessments align with the five WIDA ELD Standards:

    • Social & Instructional Language
    • Language of Language Arts
    • Language of Mathematics
    • Language of Science
    • Language of Social Studies

    ACCESS Test Administration Times   For this information and more, please visit wida.wisc.edu