ACCESS for ELLs Paper
ACCESS for ELLs Paper (ACCESS Paper) is a paper-based, semi-adaptive test that may be administered in group or individual settings. This assessment is given annually to students in Grades 1-12.
ACCESS Paper meets U.S. federal requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for monitoring and reporting ELLs’ progress toward English language proficiency. It tests students' language in the four domains: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing.
States may choose to offer only ACCESS Paper, while others offer both formats (paper and online).
- ACCESS Paper is available for situations where a student is unable to test online.
- This assessment is administered to groups of students in one tier and grade-level cluster.
- The Speaking domain is administered individually and scored by the Test Administrator.
- The Listening, Reading and Writing domains are scored by the test vendor.
Test Administration Times*
Up to 70 minutes
Up to 60 minutes
Up to 45 minutes
Up to 80 minutes
255 minutes total test time