Administering the W-APT
W-APT (WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test), is an English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners. It assists educators to make identification, placement, and programmatic decisions for ELLs.
W-APT test administrators must review the W-APT Test Administration Manual(s) and Scored Student Writing Samples before they can reliably administer and score the W-APT. To obtain the district-wide login used to access these materials, please contact your district ELL Coordinator.
Administering the ACCESS for ELLs Tests
Educators must complete an online training course to become approved test administrators for the ACCESS for ELLs tests. Online training will begin in Massachusetts on or about October 1. The course consists of four modules:
- Group-administered components (Listening, Reading, and Writing)
The Group, Speaking, and Kindergarten modules include a quiz. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass each quiz. The choice of which areas each test administrator will train in will be determined by the principal or test coordinator. Each module takes about 1.5 to 2 hours and may be completed in one or more sessions, as necessary.
A personal account is required to access the training course on the WIDA website (this is a personal ACCESS training login, not the district-wide login).To set up an individual training account, use the Account Creator.
Contact WIDA Help at 1-866-276-7735 (toll free) or email@example.com for information about a user name and password.
for more information about test administration and training.