ACCESS for English Learners (WIDA)

During the 2018-19 school year, English Learners will take the ACCESS for ELLs to determine language proficiency. ACCESS assesses students in the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
Applicable Federal/State Law

Administered in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.

Purpose & Use

Administered to English Learners to evaluate English proficiency. Additional information is available here

Administration Window

February 17 - April 3, 2020

Length of Assessment
The test is self-paced with target administration times for each section of the test as follows:
  • Listening: Up to 40 minutes
  • Reading: Up to 35 minutes
  • Speaking: Up to 30 minutes
  • Writing Tier A: Up to 45 minutes
  • Writing Tiers B/C: Up to 60 minutes 


Results to Parents & Students

Additional information is posted at