Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs) is an annual measure of proficiency given to all Kindergarten through 12th grade students in the state of Colorado who have been identified as English Language Learners (NEP or FEP). 

  • ACCESS for ELLs, Kindergarten is paper-based
  • ACCESS for ELLs, grades 1-12 is computer- or paper-based, depending on each school's assessment policy.
  • Alternate ACCESS, grades 1-12 (for students with significant cognitive abilities) is paper-based.


ACCESS for ELLs training webinar: October 17th, 10 am- 12 pm.
Link to view recording:
2017-2018 ACCESS SAC Training.pptx

Assessment Window
January 8-February 9 2018 

Assessment Resources
2017-2018 ACCESS Test Administrator Manual

ACCESS Accessibility and Accommodations supplement

Colorado Specific (goldenrod) 2017.2018 .pdf

SAC training verification.docx

DRC INSIGHT System Requirements_WIDA_2017_Q2_07_28_2017.pdf