ACCESS for ELLs 2.0


English language development program (e.g., ESOL, ESL, etc.)

Key Dates (2016-17)

  • WIDA AMS test setup: 11/21/2016 – 3/3/2017
  • LEAs receive test materials on: 12/16/2016
  • Testing window: 1/9/2017 – 3/3/2017 (Make-up window: 2/16 /2017 – 3/3/2017)
  • Additional test materials window: 12/16/2016 – 2/24/2017
  • Deadline for shipping completed test materials to DRC: 3/10/2017
  • Pre-reporting data validation window: 3/29/2017 – 4/14/2017
  • LEAs receive student reports (printed & online): 5/18/2017
  • Post-reporting data validation window: 5/19/2017 – 6/2/2017

Grade levels

Active English learners in grades K-12

About the test

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is a secure large-scale online English language proficiency assessment administered to 1st through 12th grade students who have been identified as English learners (ELs). It is given annually in the WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English.

Standards being assessed

WIDA English Language Development Standards

Accommodation information

Questions and answers

Archive from prior years

To see how students performed on last year’s English language proficiency assessment, ACCESS for ELLs, please visit  To see how English learners performed on earlier ACCESS for ELLs assessments please visit