Support for WIDA ACCESS

Welcome to WIDA ACCESS Pro™

WIDA ACCESS Pro™ is an assessment platform that also offers practice for English Learners (ELs). It is specifically designed to prepare students for the ACCESS test.

Educators – WIDA ACCESS Pro™ provides educators with real-time progress on student proficiency in the four language domains tested on ACCESS: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

Students – WIDA ACCESS Pro™ trains students how to master the ACCESS test while building confidence and growth across the four language domains through authentic and relevant activities and assessments.

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What is ACCESS?

ACCESS for English Language Learners, developed by the WIDA Consortium out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an assessment that students learning the English language are required to take if enrolled in public schools across 41 states, U.S. territories, and federal agencies.

ACCESS assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs). Assessments are given in four language domains, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. ACCESS evaluates the progress that each English learner makes when becoming proficient in academic English.

Students sometimes struggle because there are limited to no options for practicing the English skills that are tested on the ACCESS test.

Who takes ACCESS?

ACCESS is a requirement for students whose primarily language is not English. This often includes ELs whose parents do not speak English and/or may have declined bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) program services.

Each state, as part of the WIDA Consortium using ACCESS to determine English Learners’ proficiency, has different exit criteria.*

The problem that schools often see is that students are scoring lower than expected on ACCESS and educators are unable to benchmark students to determine readiness.

*To find out more information on exit criteria, please visit your state’s Department of Education site.

How does WIDA ACCESS Pro™ Work?

WIDA ACCESS Pro™ evaluates and drives progress for students to become proficient in the use of academic English.

WIDA ACCESS Pro™ uses similar rubrics and metrics as used in the ACCESS to provide both assessment and practice.

WIDA ACCESS Pro™ Features:

  • Reading comprehension assessment and practice
  • Speaking assessment and practice with Voice Recognition (AI) and recordings for teacher scoring and review
  • Listening assessments and practice with technology enabled question items
  • Writing assessments and practice with AI automated grading


The solution is WIDA ACCESS Pro™, which provides practice in an environment similar to the ACCESS and gives educators data to assist their students in readiness for the test.

How do we measure and drive growth for English Learners in State?

We recommend WIDA ACCESS Pro ™ with online small group tutoring for highest academic achievement. Contact us to determine the best fit for your English learners.

Authentic Instruction + Practice = Growth

English Language Assessments

Students wear headsets with a microphone to practice:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing





Students practice in a simulated WIDA ACCESS test environment
with headsets and microphones

Compare and Contrast

Listening and Following Directions

Speaking and Experience

How Instruction Works

Choose the specific domain(s) for targeted intervention

Choose students who need the most help to grow one level or more


During the school day
After School


Lessons are aligned to English Language Proficiency Standards​