ANWATIN Group Testing Dates: 

Small Group Speaking sessions from 

Make-up Sessions:   

WIDA-ACCESS for ELLs meets our Federal Requirement in assessing English Language Acquisition

Anwatin will administer all components of this test in February and March, 2017. This is the first year(2016) that all the tests are administered ONLINE.  There are three components to the 'Group Test': Listening, Reading and Writing; in addition there is a small group 'Speaking Assessment' done online.  The results come back to us over the summer and students are 'exited' when the results show they are proficient and/or at grade level in academic ability.

Further information:

ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.


ACCESS for ELLs test items are written from the model performance indicators of WIDA's five English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards:

  • Social & Instructional Language
  • Language of Language Arts
  • Language of Mathematics
  • Language of Science
  • Language of Social Studies