ACCESS for ELLs Timing

Q:  How long does ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 take to administer? 

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is self-paced. The target administration times are shown below, however please note that some states may have different guidance on timing restrictions:

Online Administration Times

Listening Up to 40 minutes
Reading Up to 35 minutes
Speaking Up to 30 minutes
Writing Tier A Up to 50 minutes
Writing Tier B/C Up to 65 minutes

 

Paper Administration Times

Listening Up to 40 minutes
Reading Up to 45 minutes
Speaking 15 - 35 minutes per student
Writing Tier A, Grade 1 Up to 35 minutes
Writing Tier A, Grade 2, 3, 4–5, 6–8, 9–12 Up to 60 minutes
Writing Tier B/C Up to 65 minutes

 

Q: Is the online test timed, and does the online test end automatically after a set amount of time?

The test does not limit how long a student may take to complete each domain test. Test Administrators should use their professional judgment to allow students who are working productively the time necessary to complete each domain, while also keeping in mind any state guidance or policies regarding the timing of the test.

Q:  Do all domains need to be administered the same day?

The domains may be administered across multiple days in the manner that works best for scheduling purposes, for both ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Online and Paper. However, a single domain test should not be broken into separate administrations unless a student has an accommodation allowing this. Please also note that for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Paper, it is recommended to complete Listening and Reading in one test session whenever possible.