ACCESS for ELLs Test
English Learner Assessments
State and federal laws require that all identified EL students are assessed annually to measure their English language proficiency and progress in learning English in the four domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Saint Paul Public School, Office of Multilingual Learning uses WIDA Assessments to assess all identified English Language Learners using the WIDA Screener and the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test. The WIDA Screener is used in the initial EL identification, whereas the ACCESS for ELLs is administered annually to assess the English language proficiency and to monitor EL students’ language growth. Both tests are available as either a paper-based or online assessment.
Minn. Statutes, section 124D.58 TO 124D.65
PL 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Section 3113 (b) (3) (D)