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Periodic Collections - ACCESS for ELLs - SBD


The purpose of the ACCESS for ELLs Student Biographical Data (SBD) review process is to allow districts the opportunity to verify the accuracy of the demographic data submitted for each student who participates in the WIDA ACCESS language proficiency assessment. The SBD review process takes place after the vendor has scanned all test booklets and before all assessments are scored and final results made available.

State and federal accountability reporting including school and district performance framework ratings (e.g., Performance Plan, Improvement Plan, Priority Improvement Plan, Turnaround Plan) and federal identification (i.e., Comprehensive Support, Targeted Support, or Additional Targeted Support) all rely on accurate demographic and test score data. Districts are not required to participate in the SBD review process. Note that the request to reconsider process cannot be used to address district reporting errors that should have been corrected during SBD. To learn more about uses in accountability, view the SBD and Accountability fact sheet (PDF).


  • The ACCESS for ELLs SBD review process window for 2023-2024 is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2024 through Wednesday, March 20, 2024. All data must be submitted by 5:00 PM (Mountain Time) on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

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Contact: SBD Support Email or 720-696-0185