Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs
Kindergarten ACCESS for ELLs (Kindergarten ACCESS) is a paper-based test individually administered to kindergarten students in a game-like, interactive format. This assessment is given annually.
Kindergarten ACCESS meets U.S. federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for reporting ELs’ progress toward English language proficiency and establishing a baseline to monitor students’ future growth. The test measures English language proficiency in the four domains: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing.
The test administrator scores all domains.
- Students are tested until they reach their performance ceiling for a given part
- Scored tests are sent to WIDA's test delivery partner for processing into score reports.
- Kindergarten ACCESS scores and score reports are provided in the same formats as those for ACCESS Online and Paper.
Test Administration Time
45 minutes total test time