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ACCESS Testing

Between January 10, 2024 and February 27, 2024, your student will take the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Assessment™. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about the tests so that—with your support and encouragement—your student will do his or her best on the tests.

About the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Assessment

All English learners enrolled in K – 12th grade in the state of Georgia take the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 each year. It assesses social and instructional English as well as the academic language associated with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Students are tested in four different domains:  speaking, listening, reading, and writing in order to determine the English language proficiency of the student.  Your student’s school uses the information to ensure that your student is receiving appropriate academic support to achieve his/her best.

Because the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 assessment is composed of several subtests, your student will complete the test over multiple school days.

How your student can prepare for test taking—and what you can do to help

A student who is well rested and well fed and has a positive attitude about testing is best prepared for testing. You can help your student do his or her best by considering these tips:

  • Make sure that your student is in school and on time on test days.
  • Make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast before each day of testing.
  • Emphasize that you have confidence in his or her ability to do the best job possible.
  • Remind your student to listen to the directions and read each question carefully during testing.


Thank you very much for encouraging and supporting your student during testing.

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