ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test

  • What is the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test?
    ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners.  This is an English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). This test is given annually in WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.  At Willmar Middle School, students in grades 6-8 who meet the crieteria take the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test.
    The ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test items are written based on the 5 English Language Proficiency (ELP) standarads as indicated by WIDA: Social and Instructional Language, Language of Language Arts, Language of Mathematics, Language of Science, and Language of Social Studies.  The test assesses students in the areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.  Students test on the computer on all areas of the test.
    ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 testing date for 2019-20:
    Listening Domain: March 2nd and March 9th
    Reading Domain: March 3rd and March 10th
    Writing Domain: March 4th and March 11th
    Speaking Domain: March 5-6 and March 12-13
    For further information on the ACCESS test, please visit the WIDA website: