New Jersey Department of Education

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ACCESS for ELLs 2.0™

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs Cutoff Score

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs is an English language proficiency assessment for ELLs in grades 1-12 who have significant cognitive disabilities.   For more information, please see:New Jersey ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs District Test Coordinator Training, 2020-2021

A student can be eligible for exit if he or she scores an A3 Engaging, but multiple measures must be taken into account before exiting. Please follow guidance in New Jersey Entry and Exit Guidance May 2021. Check information on page 9 of the Guidance May 2021 document

For more information on multiple criteria, please see the New Jersey Bilingual Administrative Code 6A:15-1.10© : http://www.state.nj.us/education/code/current/title6a/chap15.pdf.


StepExit StepsExist Sciteria
Step 1NJ Standard on English Language Proficiency (ELP) Test 4.5 on ACCESS or MODEL
Step 2 English Language Observation Form Multiple indicators (e.g.classroom performance, the student's reading level in English, judgement of the teaching staff member(s), and performance on achievement tests.)

Led by certified ESL/Bilingual staff