ASSESSMENT TOOLS FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS
The WIDA Screener is the primary assessment used to determind a student's level of language proficiency. It can be given to students from grades 1-12 and is available online or in paper format. Kindergarten students will take the WIDA-Access Placement Test (W-APT), which is only available in paper format. Click HERE for more information. The WIDA Model is used for private schools within the geographical boundaries of Central Dauphin.
WIDA Assessing Communication and Comprehension in English State to State (ACCESS) is a state-wide assessment that is administered to ELs each year to determine language proficiency levels and/or EL status in the program. Click HERE for more information. Results of this assessment are typically received during the summer and parents are notified of the child's score during the start of the following school year. Score reports can also be translated into a language that can be understood by the family. Please contact the ELD teacher in the child's school for more information.
Central Dauphin also values the data provided by classroom teachers, specialists, administrators, and other individuals who interact with ELs.