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ACCESS for ELs 2.0 and Alternate ACCESS

ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS/Exit Criteria/Monitored Former LEP

ACCESS for ELs 2.0 is the annual English Language Proficiency test given to all English Learners during the testing window of February 1 to March 15.

Alternate ACCESS is a large-print, paper-based test individually administered to students in Grades 1-12 who are identified as English language learners (ELs) with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Alternate ACCESS is intended for ELs who participate, or who would be likely to participate, in the state's alternate content assessment(s).

Exit Criteria

 Students exit out of LEP status if their composite score on the ACCESS for ELs 2.0 is 4.8 or higher. Students on the Alternate ACCESS assessment exit out of LEP status if their composite score is P1 or higher for two consecutive years.

Monitored Former Limited English Proficient

Students who exit out of LEP status are monitored for 4 years. ESL teachers will monitor students to assure they are making progress in all academic areas.