ACCESS for ELLs stands for Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners. This test is required by the State of South Carolina for all English Language Learners. ACCESS consists of four test designed to measure academic and social language proficiency in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and is given to students who have Limited English Proficiency. The ACCESS exam will be administered February 24th-26th and March 3rd-5th. It is important that students taking the test get a good breakfast, get to school on time, and report to class on time each testing day. Parents, please try not to schedule any appointments on your child's test dates as this is a very important test and we would like for students to do their best. Your child has been provided information regarding the specific dates, times, and locations of his or her test. For more information about the ACCESS Exam, please contact April Shell, School Testing Coordinator at (803) 699-3500, ext. 69074.