ACCESS Testing Information

Posted January 10, 2023

Dear Family,

Beginning on January 9th, Multilingual Learners (MLLs) in grades K-12 will participate in the ACCESS for ELLs state assessment.  This assessment measures a student’s English language skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  ACCESS is used by classroom teachers to determine the level of language support that a student may need during instruction.  With this information, we are able to monitor student progress on an annual basis and determine when a student is ready to be placed in mainstream instruction.   

Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy will be administering the assessment on the following day(s) 

High School – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Middle School – Thursday, January 19, 2023

Review the included ACCESS Schedule to see when your child will be testing.  Students best demonstrate what they know after getting plenty of sleep the night before testing and eating a healthy breakfast in the morning.  To keep your child from missing instruction due to makeup testing, ensure that they arrive on-time for school and that appointments and vacations are planned for non-testing days. 

Your support during ACCESS is appreciated as state assessments are vital tools that contribute towards student success. If you have general questions regarding the assessment, please contact your student’s teacher.

Thank you.

Below is the letter in English and Espanol-