ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0 Assessment

  • As required by the State of Illinois, each winter all District 63 students identified as English language learners (ELLs) take the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State (ACCESS) for ELLs® 2.0 assessment.

    This includes students who are enrolled in the District's ELL or Dual Language Programs -- and identified students whose parents have declined language support services.

    ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0 assesses student proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing to measure:

    • progress in English language learning, and
    • current social/academic English proficiency.

    All EL students must be tested until they achieve an overall composite ACCESS score of 4.8  to be considered English proficient. 

    Schools will share unofficial results for their child's ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0 test results each spring. Parents will receive an official score report each August. Questions? Contact your child's teacher or Erin Sterling, Director of ELL/Bilingual Services, at 847.299.1900 x 8406.