• **UPDATE: 2023 ACCESS score reports are now available in ParentVue & StudentVue.**  

    ACCESS for ELLs is a state and federally mandated English language test given to K-12 students who have been identified as English Learners (EL). The test helps us monitor the student's English language development from one year to the next; the test is given each year between January and mid-March. [Scores are typically available by late May or early June.] There are four different subtests - Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Scores range from 1 ("Entering") to 6 (representing native-like proficiency); from the four subtest scores, WIDA also calculates

    • a Literacy score (reading and writing),
    • an Oral language score (listening and speaking),
    • a Comprehension score (reading and listening),
    • and a Composite or overall score.

    These scores help teachers identify the best strategies for instruction and assessment for their language learners. In order to move from Active EL status to Monitor EL status (at which point the student no longer takes the ACCESS test), the student must score a 4.4 Composite/overall. EL students are still eligible for language-based accommodations (for example, a bilingual dictionary) on SOL tests for two years after exiting Active status (Monitor Years 1 and 2).

    ACCESS test reports are available in ParentVue; in StudentVue; from Ms. Rebecca Lasky, EL teacher at W.O. Robey; or from Ms. Cynthia Ross, school testing coordinator at W.O. Robey. For information (in multiple languages) on how to understand the ACCESS score report, click here.

    For more information about ACCESS testing at W.O. Robey High School, email our EL teacher, Ms. Rebecca Lasky, or click here for more information about ACCESS testing in Loudoun County Public Schools.

Last Modified on August 9, 2023