ACCESS 2.0 Testing for EL Students
The ACCESS for ELLs is an online English language proficiency assessment based on the Minnesota Standards for English Language Development, developed by the WIDA Consortium. There are four language domains assessed by the ACCESS for ELLs: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

For the ACCESS 2.0 test, the Listening and Reading tests must be administered and completed first to correctly level the student for proper tier placement.
Prior to Testing:

Complete all training on the WIDA site. Click here and complete the training checklist for ACCESS 2.0 and Kindergarten if applicable.

Please sign the MDE Assurance of Test Security and Non Disclosure Agreement and the WIDA Non Disclosure. Please submit a signed copy to the District Assessment Coordinator before testing your students:





For Students with IEPs or 504 Plans:
This document includes descriptions of accommodations available to all students, as well as specifics for students who have specified IEP or 504 accommodations.

All EL teachers should complete an accommodation form for each EL/SPED/504 student needing accommodations.


Testing Day:
Please print and use the following scripts when administering domain tests to students.



Chromebook Directions:
Click below for Chromebook directions for teachers.