Assessment Process for ESL Students: If a new student to the district and/or country is need of ESL services, the following assessments are used.
W-APT: Entry level test to determine student's English Language Proficiency (ELP) in each of the 4 language domains: listening, reading, speaking and writing. It is one of the criteria used to help place the student and provide appropriate ESL services. Knowing a student's ELP will help you better understand what a student can do and how you can best modify instruction. (See Can DO page for more information)
ACCESS 2.0: Following the W-APT, ELL students ELP is assessed annually via the ACCESS 2.0 test. . It is used to measure ELP progress in each of the four domains: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. The score reports can assist you in determining how to best modify instruction for your student. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 scores can be used to:
Monitor student progress on an annual basis
Establish when ELLs have attained English language proficiency according to state criteria
Inform classroom instruction and assessment
Aid in programmatic decision-making
What is ACCESS? Click above for more information on the ACCESS test. ACCESS SCORE REPORT Click on the link above to see and example of score report. Understanding this report will let you better help your ELL student in you classroom.