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EL Assessment Update: ACCESS for ELLs Testing Window Extension

To:Principals, English Learner Program Directors, ACCESS for ELLs Test Coordinators, and Educational Technology Directors
From:Robert Pelychaty, Manager of Inclusive Assessment
Melanie Manares, English Language Proficiency Assessment Coordinator
Date:February 12, 2024

Due to impending severe weather affecting much of the state, the ACCESS for ELLs 2024 testing window has been extended to February 28, 2024.

Please finish testing by the end of the school day on February 28 and return materials to DRC no later than March 1, 2024. Materials returned after March 1 will be considered late returns. Scores for late returns may not be included in test results reported in WIDA AMS on April 26 and mailed to schools on May 15, 2024.

This extension of the testing window will be reflected on the Massachusetts state page of the WIDA website.

Please call the Student Assessment Services office at 781-338-3625 or email with questions.

Please stay safe.

Last Updated: February 12, 2024

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