Community High School District 218

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Assessment Name(s)
  • ACCESS for ELLs
  • Alternative-ACCESS
Vendor/Overseen by
  • WIDA Consortium (formerly World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment)
  • Data Recognition Corporation
  • Illinois State Board of Education
Testing Date(s) for 2019-2020 School Year
  • February 3, 2020 to February 28, 2020 (probable)
Students Testing
  • 9th grade EL students*
  • 10th grade EL students*
  • 11th grade EL students*
  • 12th grade EL students*
  • *this includes all EL students who have declined EL services; some students qualify for the Alternative-ACCESS in place of ACCESS
Purpose and Description
  • Used as a standards-based assessment of English language proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Mandated by ISBE (used for accountability and evaluation of district/school)
  • Administered as a computer-based assessment of reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • Alternative-ACCESS is a paper-pencil, one-on-one assessment for select SPED students 
Estimated Time
  • 3 hours
Interpreting Scores
coming soon
External Links
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