ACCESS Test Practice and Sample Items

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Familiarize students with the kind of content they will encounter on the test and give them a chance to practice the different question types

Completing the practice items can be especially helpful for students who are new to the Speaking test, but keep in mind that the first thing students do when they take the real test is complete these same practice items.

ACCESS Online

Give students the chance to learn about the test platform, practice answering the type of questions they’ll see on the test, and get to know the features and tools built in to the test platform. Modify the suggested scripting to fit the needs of your students.

Preparing Students for ACCESS for ELLs Online

Test Demo

A test demo for each grade-level cluster shows students how to navigate different features of the test.

Test Demo

Sample Items

Suggested Sample Item Script: ACCESS for ELLs Online

Paper-format Writing Sample Items
Students in grades 1–3 always take the Writing test in a pencil-and-paper format, even though they complete the other domain tests in the online test platform.

ACCESS Online Sample Items

Test Practice

When students take the test, they start with practice items that help familiarize them with the test platform. Students may go through these practice items as many times as they like prior to testing day. Keep in mind that the practice items are not representative of the difficulty of scored test items – the test practice is simply a chance for students to use the test platform.

Test Practice (about 5-10 minutes)

    ACCESS Paper

    Preparing Students for ACCESS for ELLs Paper

    Give students a chance to practice answering the type of questions they’ll see on the test.

    Grade 1, Tier A, Reading

    Grade 1, Tier A, Reading

    Grade 1, Tier A, Speaking

    Grade 1, Tier A, Speaking

    Grade 1, Tier A, Writing

    Grade 1, Tier A, Writing

    Grade 1, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grade 1, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grade 1, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grade 1, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grade 1, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grade 1, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grade 2, Tier A, Reading

    Grade 2, Tier A, Reading

    Grade 2, Tier A, Speaking

    Grade 2, Tier A, Speaking

    Grade 2, Tier A, Writing

    Grade 2, Tier A, Writing

    Grade 2, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grade 2, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grade 2, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grade 2, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grade 2, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grade 2, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grade 3, Tier A, Reading

    Grade 3, Tier A, Reading

    Grade 3, Tier A, Speaking

    Grade 3, Tier A, Speaking

    Grade 3, Tier A, Writing

    Grade 3, Tier A, Writing 1

    Grade 3, Tier A, Writing 2

    Grade 3, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grade 3, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grade 3, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grade 3, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grades 4-5, Tier A, Speaking

    Grades 4-5, Tier A, Speaking

    Grades 4-5, Tier A, Writing

    Grades 4-5, Tier A, Writing

    Grades 4-5, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grades 4-5, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grades 4-5, Tier B/C, Reading

    Grades 4-5, Tier B/C, Reading

    Grades 4-5, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grades 4-5, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grades 4-5, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grades 4-5, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grades 6-8, Tier A, Speaking

    Grades 6-8, Tier A, Speaking

    Grades 6-8, Tier A, Writing

    Grades 6-8, Tier A, Writing

    Grades 6-8, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grades 6-8, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grades 6-8, Tier B/C, Reading

    Grades 6-8, Tier B/C, Reading

    Grades 6-8, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grades 6-8, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grades 6-8, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grades 6-8, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grades 9-12, Tier A, Speaking

    Grades 9-12, Tier A, Speaking

    Grades 9-12, Tier A, Writing

    Grades 9-12, Tier A, Writing

    Grades 9-12, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grades 9-12, Tier B/C, Listening

    Grades 9-12, Tier B/C, Reading

    Grades 9-12, Tier B/C, Reading

    Grades 9-12, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grades 9-12, Tier B/C, Speaking

    Grades 9-12, Tier B/C, Writing

    Grades 9-12, Tier B/C, Writing