Posted January 7, 2024

Dear Family of our Multi-Language Learners,

Beginning on January 8th, Multilingual Learners (MLLs) in grades K-12 will participate in the ACCESS for ELLs state assessment.  This assessment measures a student’s English language skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  ACCESS is used by classroom teachers to determine the level of language support that a student may need during instruction.  With this information, we are able to monitor student progress on an annual basis and determine when a student is ready to be placed in mainstream instruction.   

 Bear Valley International will be administering the assessment on the following day(s) 

Tuesday, January 9th thru Friday, January 12th 2024 

Review the included ACCESS Schedule to see when your child will be testing.  Students best demonstrate what they know after getting plenty of sleep the night before testing and eating a healthy breakfast in the morning.  To keep your child from missing instruction due to makeup testing, ensure that they arrive on-time for school and that appointments and vacations are planned for non-testing days. 

Your support during ACCESS is appreciated as state assessments are vital tools that contribute towards student success.

If you have general questions regarding the assessment, please contact your student’s teacher.

Thank you,

Rachael Sutherland,
Bear Valley Principal