News About Testing
Monday, March 05, 2012 6:25 AM


WIDA ACCESS test for ELL students at Lake Harriet Upper


The State of Minnesota and the United States Department of Education is requiring us to administer a new test called WIDA ACCESS. 


This test will allow students to demonstrate their proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking.


The two groups of student that will be tested at our school are the students who receive dual ESL /Special Education services and waived students who are eligible to ESL but whose parents have decided not to authorize services.


The test will be given in three parts.  The first day will be devoted to the speaking component, the second day to the reading and listening components and a third day to the writing component.


Your child may require a slight disruption in classes. It is being administered starting February 27 and ending on March 15th.

For more information parents can go to the WIDA website:


Questions? Contact Merry Tilleson, A.P.

Lake Harriet Upper Campus