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Schedule for Release of 2013 ACCESS for ELLs Results

Superintendents; Principals; Directors of Charter Schools, Educational Collaboratives, Approved Special Education Private Schools, and Institutional Schools; and English Language Learner Program Directors
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D.
Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
May 17, 2013


I am writing to provide you with information regarding the release of 2013 ACCESS for ELLs English proficiency assessment results. Information on the reports you will soon receive, as well as the posting of additional information on the Department's website, is provided below.

Printed Reports for Schools/Districts

ACCESS for ELLs printed reports will be received in schools on or about May 22. Schools will receive the following reports:

  • Parent/Guardian Reports
  • Teacher Reports and Kindergarten Teacher Reports
  • Student Roster Report
  • School Frequency Report

Districts will receive:

  • District Frequency Report

Posting of ACCESS for ELLs Results

The following data will be posted to the Security Portal:

DataWhere PostedWhen Available
Student roster (PDF)DropBox CentralMay 22
Student data file (Excel)DropBox CentralMay 22
ACCESS-MEPA-MCAS Crosswalk data file (Excel)DropBox CentralEnd of June
Student roster, including "making progress" indicator (PDF)DropBox CentralEnd of Summer
Student data file, including "making progress" indicator (Excel)DropBox CentralEnd of Summer
Student rosterEdwin AnalyticsEnd of Summer
Summary of district/school proficiency levelsEdwin AnalyticsEnd of Summer

Reporting Webinars

To assist you in interpreting and using these results, the Department will hold three two-hour webinars on the following dates:

  • May 23 at 9:00 a.m.
  • May 28 at 1:00 p.m.
  • May 29 at 9:00 a.m.

The presentations will cover information on interpreting and using ACCESS for ELLs scores, resources available on the WIDA, MetriTech, and DESE websites, a pending "bridge study" to link 2012 MEPA to 2013 ACCESS for ELLs scores, and outreach materials available for parents.

Register for a webinar. You will receive registration confirmation and information on obtaining presentation materials via email.

If you have policy questions about the reporting of ACCESS for ELLs results, please contact Student Assessment Services at or 781-338-3625.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Last Updated: May 17, 2013
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