Prepare Students for Success on ACCESS
ACCESS Review and Readiness — Listening and Speaking
Available for grades K-5 and 6-12
ACCESS is a valuable tool to understand English learners’ language abilities, set learning goals, and plan for instruction. You can ensure your students are making steady progress toward their English Language Development Growth Goals throughout the year and are prepared for winter-spring testing with the Connect to Literacy™ online ACCESS Review and Readiness — Listening and Speaking program.
Developed specifically for the WIDA™ English Language Development Standards (ELDS), Connect to Literacy offers more than 2,000 practice items modeled after the ACCESS Listening and Speaking item types. Using Connect to Literacy, your English learners will develop their vocabulary and communication skills more quickly and be prepared for success on ACCESS.
Help Students Progress at Least One Proficiency Level
Connect to Literacy helps students, from Entering to Reaching, develop their vocabulary and practice speaking and listening in a supported online environment designed to accelerate English language acquisition and prepare students for ACCESS. Through audio, video and sample ACCESS Listening-Speaking assessments, students actively engage with English and build language proficiency.
As little as 30 minutes a week using the evidence based Connect to Literacy online program results in language acquisition growth.
Guide Student Learning
Listening to live student recordings and using the same WIDA Interpretive Speaking rubric used on the ACCESS test enables teachers to coach students to higher levels of achievement.
Track Student Progress with Detailed Reporting
Easy-to-understand, yet data-rich, reports provide teachers with insights into students’ ongoing growth. At-a-glance, see which proficiency level students are at in both Speaking and Listening, then drill down to learn in which areas students need additional practice and support.
Both teachers and students can start using Connect to Literacy quickly. Our simple Teacher’s Guide provides a program overview, pacing guides and other resources for getting started. Even students with minimal English language skills find the intuitive interface easy to navigate.
Connect to Literacy integrates with Clever and ClassLink to support Single Sign-on (SSO), and we support rostering with all platforms. We’re also a BuyBoard Vendor which makes purchasing easy, too.
Listening Practice Items
Connect to Literacy provides listening items for all proficiency levels, modeled after ACCESS item types so that students become confident in listening, comprehending and responding to English in a variety of ways.
Speaking Practice Items
Students will practice speaking using a variety of prompts, differentiated based on proficiency level and modeled after the ACCESS item types.
All speaking items include Model Exemplar recordings for students to listen to after they submit their recordings. Every answer is recorded
so that teachers can listen to the responses, rate them using the rubric, and provide coaching to guide student growth.
Explore More Features of Connect to Literacy
Connect to Literacy Teachers Guide
Connect to Literacy Video Narratives
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Connect to Literacy is proven to close gaps in Speaking and Listening for English learners and ensure sustained, predictable growth on ACCESS. Preview Connect to Literacy on your own, contact us for a custom demo, or go ahead and request a quote.