ACCESS for ELLs®
Between January and February, English Language Learners (ELL) students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade will participate in the administration of the ACCESS for ELLs® language proficiency assessment. ACCESS provides a standardized measurement of academic language proficiency for ELL students throughout the state of Colorado and in other states. With this information, we will be able to monitor individual English Language Development (ELD) student progress on an annual basis.
Below you will find informational flyers about the ACCESS for ELLs® test so you know what to expect. The ACCESS Parent Handout is a flyer with information about the assessment. In addition, we have included a Parent Guide Flyer containing additional links and information for your exploration.
This assessment is administered by paper for grades K-3. Students in grades 4-12 will take an online version of the assessment. Students will be given the assessment by their regular ELD teacher, Mrs. Kiser or Mrs. Rochambeau, and they will take the assessment during the regularly scheduled ELD class time whenever possible. Students will be able to take a practice version of the assessment with their teacher in the classroom ahead of testing so they are comfortable and set up for success. A testing schedule will be communicated to each student and all of their teachers prior to the assessment.
The school will receive results from the assessment in March or April and your child’s results will be sent home at that time with information for you. The Parent/Guardian Report provides information about your child’s English Language Proficiency Level. This information is for you to review and keep.
If you have any questions regarding this test or the information that is being sent to you about the test, please contact your child’s ELD teacher, or Ruby Bode, District Assessment Coordinator, at (970) 577-5453, or email Ruby_Bode@estesschools.org.
Ruby Bode, District Assessment Coordinator
Maggie Horak, ES ELD Teacher
Alicia Rochambeau, MS ELD Teacher