The testing is mandated by the federal government and includes all students who are identified as English Learners (ELs), whether they are receiving services or not. The test is called ACCESS (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State). Students will be tested between January 21 and March 4, 2014. Students will be tested in the areas of: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The entire test takes approximately 2½ hours and will be administered on several different days Results from the test will assist us in planning instruction for your child. After the Dekalb County School District receives the results, parents will be notified.
If you have any questions, please call the ESOL teacher or ESOL administrator at your child’s school.
More information regarding the ACCESS test can be found at www.wida.us.