WIDA Access 2.0
The ACCESS test is a standardized test that all of our English learners take in January
or February of each year. It is a comprehensive test taken over several days that measures proficiency in the 4 domains of language development: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. Once a student has achieved an overall score of 4.8, they are considered English proficient and are exited from EL services in school. Reclassified students are monitored for two years to ensure they are successful without English supports.
Parents/guardians, teachers and students are provided with a detailed score report several months after the test is taken. The report gives information about a student's proficiency level, and it also gives guidance for what academic tasks the student can reasonably do at that particular stage in their language development. Here is a sample report: