Each year, students in English learner programs take the ACCESS for ELLs language proficiency test. The test measures academic English language proficiency for students learning English in our school and throughout our state. Teachers in our school use this information to help them make decisions about instruction for your child. Teachers also use these test scores to monitor the progress your child makes toward English proficiency. 

Testing at Thompson begins Monday, January 8th and continues through February 16, 2024. February 19 through March 1, 2024 will be scheduled for make-ups. This is a very important test, as you know, and students need to do their best. You can  help by ensuring students get plenty of rest each night and come to school prepared.