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June 28, 2017 UPDATE:
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Equivalent Proficiency Levels on ACCESS 1.0 and 2.0

Overall Proficiency Levels
ACCESS 1.0 Score
ACCESS 2.0 Equivalent Score
Level 2.0
Level 1.8
Level 3.0
Level 2.5
Level 4.0
Level 3.5
Level 5.0
Level 4.2

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.
(Use GOOGLE Chrome if possible for BEST results)



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