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ACCESS for ELLs Information

On this page you will find current information regarding the ACCESS for ELLs assessment.  This year, the assessment will be given between December 4, 2023 and January 26, 2024.

Click the link for information about the Alternate ACCESS.

DPI's ACCESS Brochures:

Basic ACCESS for ELLs Information

DPI's family ACCESS information brochure:

  • English version

  • versión en español

  • Ntawv Hmoob

Discussion Points:

Wondering what questions to ask in a meeting or conference? Here are some starting points:

ACCESS Discussion points


2023-24 Family Guide to Results (K-12):

Parent Guide to ACCESS Results



2023-24  Letters/Communication to Families:

2020-21 Family ACCESS letter

2023-24 Family Letters are being sent home to families by your student's school.  

Family Letter in English (PDF)

Carta a las familias, en español (PDF)

 tsab ntawv rau tsev neeg, lus hmoob (PDF)

A Brief Description of ACCESS:

Basic ACCESS for ELLs Information

Learn more about the ACCESS test in the following document:

Sample questions:

  • Sample questions, for public viewing, from the new ACCESS test can be found here.

State Level Data:

Learn more about the ACCESS for ELLs test and how MMSD schools are doing at the following DPI website:

Wisconsin WISEDash System

ELL and SwD Supports:

Learn more about appropriate changes to support all learners:

ACCESS for ELLs Decision Tree
  • Per state and federal mandate, all English Language Learners will take the ACCESS or Alternate ACCESS test.

  • ACCESS for ELLs SwD/504 Appropriate Accommodations and decisions for Alternate ACCESS (pdf)

ACCESS for ELLs Accommodations