This document contains an explanation of the WIDA language proficiency levels and the tiered assessment system of the ACCESS for ELLs™ field test. The latter part of this document provides background on the history of the WIDA Consortium and the field test development process.
It is available in these formats:
Test Administrator Training & Certification
Online ACCESS for ELLs™ test administration training and certification is available for educators. Please see here
for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
A comprehensive list of questions and answers is available here: ACCESS For ELLs™ FAQ
Presentations on the ACCESS for ELLs™ test are available here
Samples of the ACCESS For ELLs™ test items are currently available on the D2L online test administration training course. Test administrators who have registered for the training course can access the sample test items under "content" on the D2L website.
The ACCESS For ELLs™ Interpretive Guide for Score Reports 2006: The Interpretive Guide is ONLY available to those who have a W-APT username and password. Click here to get The ACCESS For ELLs™ Interpretive Guide for Score Reports 2006.
Translations of Parent/Guardian Report: The translations are available to the general public and are currently available in Amharic, Bosnian-Croatian (Roman alphabet), Creole, French, Gujarati, Hmong, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian (Cyrillic alphabet), Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Traditional Chinese, and Urdu. More translations in other languages are coming soon. Click here to get translations of the Parent/Guardian Report in languages other than English.
Sample Letters: The letters are available to the general public. Click here to get sample letters to parents and guardians introducing the ACCESS for ELLs™ score report in English, Spanish and Hmong.