(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 is paper-based.

Assessment Window
January 11 – March 12, 2021 (extended by CDE)

WIDA secure portal login (training)

WIDA AMS login (test setup)

CDE ACCESS Communication Toolkit

Deadline for returning ACCESS materials to DRC: 3/17/2021


Jessica Welch
Assessment and Improvement Planning Specialist
(720) 827-7616

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