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Assessments

W-APT: W-APT stands for the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test. The W-APT is an assessment tool, used by educators to measure the English language proficiency of students who have recently arrived in the U.S. or in a particular district. This screening tool is used to determine whether or not a child is eligible for English language instructional services.


ACCESS: ACCESS for ELLs is administered, annually, to all English language learners in Georgia. It is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency test designed to measure English language learners’ social and academic proficiency and progress in English. It assesses social and instructional English as well as the language associated with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies within the school context across the four language domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. ACCESS for ELLs meets the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 mandate requiring states to evaluate EL students in grades K through 12 on their progress in learning to speak English.


Alternate ACCESS: The Alternate ACCESS for ELLs is an assessment designed for students in grades 1 -12 who are classified as English language learners (ELLs) and have significant cognitive disabilities.

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