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Assessment of English Language Proficiency
Related Documents:
Eligibility Criteria - Kindergarten
Eligibility Criteria - Grades 1-12
Eligibility Model Screener
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Main Page
Additional Pages:
Assessment of English Language Proficiency
Douglas County ESOL Newcomer Center
English Language Assistance Books and Web Resources
Home and Language Survey
Language Proficiency Rubric
Standards and Course Offerings

Assessment of English Language Proficiency

Students who score below a 5 on the W-APT (WIDA ACCESS Placement Test) are eligible for services with no further testing. These students will be coded LEP for statewide assessments and student records.

Students scoring below a 5 are entitled to receive English language assistance without further assessment.  When the attained score is a borderline score which is approaching a 5, this score, in conjunction with the professional judgment of the student's Language Assessment Committee (LAC), should inform the final decision.  The W-APT for Kindergarten differs from the grades 1-12 W-APT in that it uses raw scores in determining eligibility.  Refer to the Kindergarten W-APT flowchart when making decisions regarding language assistance services for this level.

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