English language development program (e.g., ESOL, ESL, etc.)
Active English learners (ELs) in grades K-12, including ELs whose parents have refused ESOL services.
About the test
ACCESS for ELLs is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English learners (ELs). It is administered annually to ELs to monitor and report their progress toward English language proficiency and to monitor their progress in learning academic English. The test assess the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
ACCESS for ELLs has three components:
- Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs (paper)
- ACCESS for ELLs (online/paper)
- Alternate ACCESS for ELLs (paper)
Standards being assessed
Questions and Answers
English learners' performance on the 2017-18 English language proficiency assessment, ACCESS for ELLs, will be available shortly on