ACCESS Testing Letter_Form (English)

ACCESS Testing Letter (English)
Posted on 02/16/2021

Please complete this form by Friday, February 19th:


February 16, 2021

Dear Parent or Guardian:

ACCESS testing for English Learner students will begin February 24, 2021.  All students currently identified as EL students are required to participate in the ACCESS testing.  The results from the ACCESS testing allows the school to better meet the needs of each EL student.  For those students who score a 4.8 or higher for the entire test, they will be able to exit from the EL status.

The ACCESS test measures each EL student’s abilities in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Each test can take about 1 hour for a student to complete.  

Please review the following details about the Sampson Middle testing plan for this year’s administration.


Regular Testing

Makeup Testing

Cohort A

February 24

March 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th

Beginning February 26th as needed

Cohort B

February 25 -26      

March 4th, 5th, 10th, 

11th, 18th

Beginning February 26th as needed

Fully Remote

March 3rd, 12th, 17th

Beginning March 12th as needed

  • Cohort A and B students will test during the regular school day and will return to class as they finish.

  • Fully Remote students will need to report to Sampson Middle School by 7:45 am and will be dismissed as their testing groups finish.

  • Bus transportation will be provided for Fully Remote students as needed.

  • A grab-and-go breakfast will be available for Fully Remote students.

  • All Cohort A, Cohort B, and Fully Remote students will need to bring a fully charged Clinton City Schools issued Chromebook and charger.

  • All Fully Remote students should complete the enclosed screening form to be returned to school on test day. 

All students will receive their testing dates and times by February 22 from your teacher.  For student safety, all students will complete the temperature check and health screening, wear masks, and maintain social distancing while on campus.

Please contact Lakesha McPhail-Tann, Assistant Principal, at (910) 592-3327, ext. 1703 or [email protected] for assistance or more information.

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