Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/10/2020 - 5:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: 6. Update with Possible Action on ACCESS for ELLs® 2019-20 Results
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 7.38 - Balanced Assessment Systems
Attachments: ACCESS for ELL 2019-20 Results
File Attachment:
Access for ELL 2019-2020.pdf
Background: Federal and state laws require that students identified as English Learners (ELs) be assessed to determine their progress to become English Language Proficient. ACCESS for ELLs® is the assessment used annually to measure this growth. All ELs, including those who receive special education services are required to participate. ELs recognized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA; 2004) as having a significant cognitive disability and who are expected to participate in the Wisconsin Alternate Assessment are eligible to take the Alternate ACCESS for ELLs in place of the ACCESS for ELLs®. Growth in English language proficiency is now a metric in the determination of federal identification of schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

In addition to meeting statutory accountability, the results are used for planning and instructional purposes. ACCESS for ELLs® serves as the single most psychometrically valid and reliable measure of a student’s English Language Proficiency. This presentation will also review the distribution of EL students in the district by region, schools, grade levels and race/ethnicity.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Implementation and Assessment Plan
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Melanie Stewart - Director
Signed By:
Marla Bronaugh - Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent