Access for ELLs 2.0

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ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is the annual assessment for all English Learners in North dakota. The assessment is measuring each of the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is administered online for grades 1-12 and paper-based for kindergarten. The writing domain is handwritten for grades 1-3 and optional for grades 4 and 5. Teachers may opt for students to use the paper-based assessment for students who are completely unfamiliar with computers and technology. Contact Lodee Arnold if you feel a student needs a paper-based test.The test items for the ACCESS for ELs 2.0 derived from the model performance indicators of WIDA's English Language Development (ELD) standards.


2018-2019 ACCESS for ELLs Schedule
ACCESS 2.0 SCHEDULE 2018 – 2019
  Testing Specifics Start Date End Date
Pre-Testing Updated WIDA AMS and WIDA.US information    
Technology Updates    
SEA Pre-ID File Thu 12/6/18 Thu 12/6/18
WIDA AMS Test Setup Available Fri 12/14/18 Fri 2/22/19
Districts Receive Test Materials Mon 1/7/19 Mon 1/7/19
During Testing Additional Test Material Window in AMS Mon 1/7/19 Fri 2/15/19
Additional Test Material Window Closing in AMS Fri 2/15/19 Fri 2/15/19
Test Window Opening Tue 1/15/19 Fri 2/22/19
Test Window Closing Fri 2/22/19 Fri 2/22/19
Post-Testing Deadline for Shipping Completed Test Material to DRC Fri 3/1/19 Fri 3/1/19
Pre-Reporting Data Validation Window - LEAs in AMS Mon 3/18/19 Fri 3/29/19
Districts Receive Reports - Online 4/30/19 4/30/19
Districts Receive Reports - Printed 5/6/19 5/6/19
Post-Reporting Data Validation Window – LEAs in AMS 4/30/19 5/6/19

ACCESS for ELs 2.0 Preparation Resources
The following links contains preparation materials and timelines for ACCESS 2.0 from WIDA.