ACCESS for English Learners (ELs) is a federally mandated test for English Learners. 

The assessment schedule for 2017-18 SY is available here. PowerPoint from ACCESS 2.0 Online Coordinator Training is available here.

For all required actions related to ACCESS Testing, please download the 11/27/17 memo here.

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What we do, and why we do it

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We are committed to providing all English Learners with a quality education that values their linguistic and cultural assets through guidance, advocacy, leadership and collaboration.

The Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs works with more than 14,000 District students who represent more than 130 countries and speak more than 100 home languages. As such, our goal is to effectively guide and support our English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Programs, Bilingual/Dual Language Programs, and Newcomer Learning Academy. In addition, we engage in collaborative initiatives throughout the City of Philadelphia in order to best serve our students and families.

We are a community of learners committed to cultural proficiency. To build capacity in serving the school community, our department stays up-to-date on the latest research in the field of language acquisition. By informing ourselves of best practices within the field we are able to provide professional development opportunities to members of the school community. We believe diversity benefits our society, thus we are committed to establishing and sustaining equity for all students and families in our community. We further believe that by giving agency to students to actively participate in the community, they will be able to thrive in a global, multicultural society.

This website represents one more way that we are committed to informing, connecting, and engaging with our staff, our families, and our communities by providing information and resources to all our stakeholders.


Resource Center


Our students are always looking for ways to move forward. Here are some tips.


Parents are our partners. They can find resources here.


Teachers and administrators with questions should check this area first.

Enrollment Secretaries

These employees work closely with students who are new to the District.

Community Based Organizations

Everyone benefits from the work these outside groups do to support our students.

OMCP Staff

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Last modified: August 3, 2017