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ACCESS for ELLs Information

The ACCESS testing is scheduled to begin on December 1, 2021 and will end on January 28, 2022.

On this page you will find current information regarding the ACCESS for ELLs assessment.

Click the link for information about the Alternate ACCESS.

DPI's ACCESS Brochures:

Basic ACCESS for ELLs Information

DPI's family ACCESS information brochure:

A Brief Description of ACCESS:

Basic ACCESS for ELLs Information

Learn more about the ACCESS test in the following document:

2022 Parent Guide to Results (K-12):

Parent Guide to ACCESS Results

2021-22 Letters/Communication:

2020-21 Family ACCESS letter

2021 Family Letters have been sent to each school.  The letters below do not contain active links.

2021 Family Letter in English (PDF)

2021 Family Letter en español (PDF)

2021 Family Letter lus hmoob (PDF)

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

Discussion Points:

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

ACCESS Discussion points