What is it and why does my child take it?
ACCESS Online meets U.S. federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for monitoring and reporting ELLs’ progress toward English language proficiency. It tests students' language in four domains: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing.
What do I need to know?
ACCESS is taken annually by all English language learners in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Once students show proficiency in all four areas, they no longer receive direct EL services. Instead, they move to a "monitor status" where EL teachers consult with parents and teachers to help ensure the continued success of the student.
Additional questions about EL services or the ACCESS test can be answered by your child's EL teacher.
How will I receive the results?
ACCESS results are shared on ParentVUE after the testing window has closed.