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About Colorado's English Language Proficiency Assessments

W-APTTM is a semi-secure English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English learners. It assists educators with programmatic placement decisions such as identification and placement of ELs. The W-APT is one component EL identification.


ACCESS for ELLs® is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment given annually to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It provides educators and parents information about the English language proficiency level in the language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

This assessment aligns to the CELP standards.

Visit WIDA's website for more information about W-APT or ACCESS for ELLs

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