The State of Minnesota requires the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS) test to be administered annually to to Kindergarten through 12th-grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs) to monitor students’ progress in learning academic English.
The assessments measure students’ academic English language in four language domains:
Test times vary by tier; approximate administration times are:
- Listening: up to 40 minutes
- Speaking: up to 30 minutes
- Reading: up to 35 minutes
- Writing: up to 65 minutes
Results are shared with parents at fall conferences.
Wrenshall 2021 ACCESS Testing Schedule:
Tuesday, March 15: 5, 9, 11 Listening & Reading
Thursday, March 17: 5, 9, 11 Writing
Friday, March 18: 5, 9, 11 Speaking