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1 A B C D

2 Overview of W-APT™ Julee Dredske, CESA 5 Title III Coordinator

3 Agenda  Pre-test & review ACCESS for ELL® key components and compare/contrast to the W- APT screener  Overview of W-APT™  Purpose of W-APT  What’s in my binder?  Practice scoring criteria for written (and a few speaking) samples  Calculate composite W-APT™ score  Interpretation of results

4 Review the ACCESS for ELL® How is the ACCESS for ELL® exam similar (or different) from W-APT™? Let’s review while we compare and contrast...

5 What does ACCESS for ELL® and W-APT™ stand for? Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State- to-State for English Language Learners WIDA-ACCESS for ELLs™ Placement Test Page 6

6 Who is WIDA? A.World-wide Instructional Design Association B.A consortium of several states (currently 20) who oversee the administration of the ACCESS for ELL® and W-APT™ along with other ELL populations C.Both of the above

7 In the ELL world, how many ELP levels are there? A.3 B.5 C.6 D.7

8 The WIDA English Language Proficiency Scale 7 NEVER ELL

9 How many instructional areas are tested with either ACCESS for ELL® or W- APT™? A.3 B.4 C.5 D.7

10 The WIDA ELP Standards Standard 1—SI  English language learners communicate in English for social and instructional purposes in the school setting. Standard 2— LA  English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts. Standard 3—MA  English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Math. Standard 4—SC  English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Science. Standard 5— SS  English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Social Studies.

11 How many grade level clusters are there? A.3 B.5 C.6 D.7 K, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Binders are broken down by grade cluster.

12 Which tier would be most appropriate for a student with little or no English language proficiencies? A. A. B. B. C. C.

13 How many language domains are tested? A.2 B.3 C.4 D.5 Domains: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing Each grade cluster in your binder has a section for testing each of these domains.

14 You must be a certified TA to administer the ACCESS for ELL ®? A.Yes B.No In contrast to ACCESS for ELL®, TAs do not need to be certified to administer the W-APT™. However, since the test is scored locally using the same criteria as ACCESS for ELL®, TA must know how to score the speaking and writing portion of the exam.

15 Let’s begin... What is W-APT™? In 8 words... Semi-secure, screener that determines a student’s ELP

16 Purposes of the W-APT™  To identify students who may be candidates for English as a second language (ESL) and/or bilingual services;  To determine the academic English language proficiency level of students new to a school or to the U.S. school system in order to determine appropriate levels and amounts of instructional services;  To accurately assign students identified as ELLs to one of the 3 tiers for ACCESS for ELLs™; and  Determine ELP level for administering and providing accommodations for the WKCE exam.

17 WKCE ELL Decision Process ELL Students: English Language Level 1 and Level 2 “Recently Arrived” Less than 12 months attending a U.S. school ) AYP = Test Participant Only In Country More Than 12 Months AYP = Test Participant Only AYP = Test Participant & Each Tested Subject Must Take Math Test May Take Reading Test Record First-Year Status on WKCE Book Not FAY Not FAY Must Take Math Test Must Take Reading Test FAY Must Take Math Test Must Take Reading Test

18 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 K 1-2 Test 3-5 Test 6-8 Test 9-12 Test  1-2: For students in 2nd sem. Gr. 1 through 1st sem. Gr. 3  3-5: For students in 2nd sem. Gr. 3 through 1st sem. Gr. 6  6-8: For students in 2nd sem. Gr. 6 through 1st sem. Gr. 9  9-12: For students in 2nd sem. Gr. 9 through 1st sem. Gr. 12 Which W-APT™ test forms to give?

19 Administration Times and General Scoring  K-WAPT™: up to minutes*  1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12: 45 – 90 minutes* Gr TimeScoring Speaking up to 15 minutes rubric Listening up to 20 minutes answer key Reading up to 20 minutes answer key Writing up to 30 minutes rubric *Test is adaptive, so lower proficiency levels will take less time—not officially timed.

20 Materials (for K and grades 1-12) KINDERGARTEN GRADES 1-12  Listening and Speaking Picture Cue Booklet  Listening and Speaking Script  Scoring Sheet  Main Test Booklet  Script  Student Writing Booklet  Scoring Sheet  Reading Picture Cue Booklet  Writing Picture Cue Booklet  Reading and Writing Script  Scoring Sheet

21 What’s in my binder?  Test Administration Manual  Kindergarten  TA script for LS, Picture Cue Book, Score Sheet  TA script for RW, Picture Cue Book, Score Sheet  Grades 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12  TA Script, Main Test Booklet (SLR), 2-page score sheet, Student Writing Booklet *Consumable items

22 W-APT™ Materials  All grade levels screeners are in your binder; copy consumable items  These have been downloaded with the WIDA password. Semi-secure, confidential tests.  Eliminate distractions--TESTING: DO NOT DISTURB  Two sharpened pencils with erasers Note: The W-APT™ is updated occasionally.

23 General Administration and Using the Scoring Sheet  Usually administered individually with intake of a new student—unlike ACCESS for ELL® that has group tests for RWL  Set up:  Sit at right angle to student  Lay out papers  Follow script  Administer and score simultaneously  Follow guidelines for adaptivity (on scoring sheet)

24 Accommodations for ELLs with Disabilities  Should be stated in an IEP  Same accomodations as ACCESS for ELL®  See page 51 in manual (Appendix F)

25 Scoring the Speaking Test Uses same criteria as ACCESS for ELL®:  Linguistic Complexity (How Much)  Vocabulary (How Much)  Language Control (How Well) Listen to speaking examples available on WIDA website. Page 29 is your rubric to guide you.

26 Speaking Test Administration  Read aloud bold text.  Pace in normal, natural conversational tone  Point out when picture is repeated to save time  Underline words for emphasis  May repeat/rephrase one time if necessary  Limit positive reinforcement (“Good”, “okay”)  Follow navigational map on page 18  Allow students to exit on positive note.

27 Scoring the Speaking Test  Exceeds—too easy; not challenged  Meets—expected response i.e. “Pen” (meets) vs. Ballpoint Pen (exceeds)  Approaches—response may be correct, but answer lacks linguistic complexity, language control, or vocabulary for the level response  No Response—nothing or “I don’t know”  ?—TA is unsure, continue on, don’t end or leave any questions with a ?  Not administered—navigation map stopped exam If several main questions, only one needs to be answered appropriately.

28 Recording Speaking Scores

29 Let’s practice...  Multiple Grade Clusters and Levels  Get out scoring sheet  Refer to rubric  Score each sample based on rubric criteria

30 Administering Listening Test  Follow TA script exactly  Keep test moving at a steady pace  Maximum of 10 sec. wait time  READ ONLY ONCE unless there is a disruption

31 Administering Reading Test  Student reads silently (or aloud quietly to self if preferred) on their own and look at you when they are ready to give answer  Don’t offer any subtle or evaluative comments  Look at a reading test sample

32 Scoring the Listening & Reading Components  Multiple choice answers. TA records students answers on scoring sheet  Very little left to the interpretation of the test administrator  View a score sheet for grade 3-5 on reading and listening

33 Administering the Written Test  Part A: Low level, social instructional tasks  Administer part A if previous scores indicated they would not be capable of a more advanced level  Part B: High level, math  Administer part B if previous scores indicated they Part A would be too easy for student  Both: If you administered A and felt they “topped out” and could’ve done Part B or scored the maximum on Part A

34 Scoring the Written Test  Linguistic complexity*  Vocabulary  Language Control Scoring rubric on page 48 *Give more weight to this characteristic If you administered A & B, give student the higher of the two scores.

35 Let’s Practice Scoring... For each example, use your writing rubric to determine what score you would give to each of the following students’ written test samples.

36 Let’s compute composite score... Calculate this 3rd grade student’s composite scores using the information gathered from all sessions of the W-APT™.

37 So what... What recommendation would you give for:  The student’s tier placement on the ACCESS for ELL® exam?  ELL services? Notification to parents?  Administering WKCE?

38 Let’s Review... Select A for TRUE and B for FALSE

39 The W-APT™ is a mandatory test for all ELL students.

40 One purpose of the W-APT™ is to determine the level of support the ELL will need in the mainstream classroom.

41 Once the W-APT™ is administered, all student scoring sheets are mailed in to Metritech for rating and arriving at a composite score.

42 All domains are assessed within the administration of the W-APT™.

43 With the exception of pencils, clock, and a DO NOT DISTURB sign, all materials are included in your binder for administering the W-APT™ to K-12 students.

44 Several examples to score the written portion of the W-APT™ (along with rationale) can be downloaded at WIDA’s website.

45 A student scoring a 0 or 1 on Part C of the listening test would proceed to Part D of the listening test.

46 It takes about 60 minutes to administer all domains of the W-APT™ to a newly arriving kindergarten grade student.

47 Questions? Thank you for your participation and dedication to serving ELL students.


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