Assessments for English Language Learners (ELLs)


English Language Learners (ELLs), including immigrant students and ELLs with disabilities, are required to participate in all state or federally required language and academic content assessments as prescribed in Title III of the No Child Left Behind ACT of 2001 and state statute.  ELL designation is noted with an ELP code of 1-5 in the Individual Student Enrollment System (ISES). 

English Language Proficiency Assessments 

W-APT™- WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) is an ELP "screener" assessment given to incoming students for qualification and placement in English language support services.

ACCESS for ELLs® - is a large-scale assessment that addresses the English language development (ELD) standards that serve as the basis for measuring students’ social and academic ELP in Wisconsin.

Alternate ACCESS for ELLs™ - is an assessment of ELP for students in grades 1 -12 who are classified as English language learners (ELLs) and have significant cognitive disabilities that prevent their meaningful participation in the ACCESS for ELLs® assessment. 

ELL Standards and Accountability

ELLs are expected to develop English proficiency and to meet academic and achievement standards. The assessment and accountability measures referred to as Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) provide students, parents, teachers and schools with information about how students are progressing in relation to the Wisconsin Academic Standards and the Wisconsin English Language Development Standards.

English Language Learner Classification

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