ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is the WIDA Consortium’s next generation English language proficiency assessment system. Beginning February 2016, we will begin administration of this new summative assessment from grades 1–12. An online assessment will replace the earlier paper-based assessment.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The online test contains similar item types to the original paper-based test, with new features made possible through the use of the online test environment.
^screenshot of Listening practice test
The Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessments will not change from previous years and remain paper-based.