Welcome to the Malden Public Schools ELL Department wikispace! Facilitated by: Jennifer McCabe, M.Ed. Malden Public Schools, ELL Instructional Coach

MA DESE Access 2.0 English Language Proficiency State Testing Link:


2016-2017 SAMPLE Practice Items for ACCESS 2.0
ACCESS 2.0 Statewide Testing Window: January 4, 2017- February 10, 2017

PRACTICE: Click on the online link below.
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June 2014: http://www.doe.mass.edu/news/news.aspx?id=10271
June 2014 Access Alt Resources: http://www.wida.us/assessment/alternateaccess.aspx


  • Sample Letters to Accompany Parent/Guardian Report Show
  • Translations of Parent/Guardian Score Report Show
  • Technical Reports Show
  • Training Toolkit Show
  • ACCESS for ELLs Growth Report Sample PDF
  • ACCESS for ELLs Growth Reports User Guide PDF
  • Interpretive Guide for Score Reports PDF

Interpretive Guide to Score Reports

For detailed information on how to interpret and apply ACCESS for ELLs scores and proficiency levels, download the //Interpretive Guide for Score Reports//. external image pdf.gif

  • ACCESS for ELLs Guidelines for Accommodating
    English Language Learners with Disabilities PDF

ACCESS for ELLsMore Info

  • Sample Letters to Accompany Parent/Guardian Report Show
  • Translations of Parent/Guardian Score Report Hide

Interpretive Materials

  • A brief PowerPoint presentation (in English) entitled Understanding the Parent/Guardian Report is available on the ESE website at
    Download PDF Document
    Download PDF Document
    http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/access/Parent-Report.pdf. Districts may wish to present this to parents, using volunteer or other district-based translators.

  • Information about the ACCESS reports and how each should be interpreted and used is available by reviewing the ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Reports, available at http://www.wida.us/assessment/ACCESS/#scores; or by viewing a pre-recorded Massachusetts ACCESS for ELLs Reporting Webinar, posted to the WIDA Download Library. To log in and view the webinar, you will need a WIDA personal account with your user name and password.

  • Technical Reports Show
  • Training Toolkit Show
  • Kindergarten Assessment Video Show
  • Alternate ACCESS Teacher Report 2014 - Blank5/20/2014PDF
  • Alternate ACCESS Parent Report 2014 - Blank5/20/2014PDF
  • Response to Instruction & Intervention (RtIĀ²)
    for English Language Learners PDF
  • RtI2 Planning Form PDF

Can Do DescriptorsMore Info

  • Can Do Name Charts PDF
  • PreK-K Can Do Descriptors PDF
  • Grades 1-2 Can Do Descriptors PDF
  • Grades 3-5 Can Do Descriptors PDF
  • Grades 6-8 Can Do Descriptors PDF
  • Grades 9-12 Can Do Descriptors PDF
  • PreK-Grade 12 Can Do Descriptors PDF
  • Can Do Research Brief PDF
  • LESS