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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Curriculum and Instructional Resources for Educators

Curriculum & Instructional Resources

Dear ESOL Teacher,

At the bottom of this page we’ve compiled a list of curriculum and instructional resources for ESOL teachers by grade span, including  ESOL lesson plans, bilingual lesson plans and modified assessments. In the sidebar we have also included the most frequently used links such as the Promising Practices for ELs, the GO TO Strategies and the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Educating English Learners page.

Please refer to the “Find more resources” button below for more tools and resources such as procedures, forms, events, and professional development opportunities.

Resources by Grade Span


Elementary School

Resources for teaching grades K-6


Middle School

Resources for teaching grades 7-8


High School

Resources for teaching grades 9-12

Last modified: July 31, 2017