What test is used to assess my child’s English? What can my child expect during a testing app.?

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Grades 1-12: Your child(ren)’s English will be tested using a test named the WIDA Screener. It will test the four domains of English: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The test will give a score between 1 and 6. A score of 4.5 or less is eligible for ELL services. Typically it is done on a computer using headphones and a microphone, proctored by an ELL teacher. Siblings can be tested together.

Kindergarten: Your child’s English will be tested using the K WIDA MODEL. From January through June Kindergarten age students are tested in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Kindergartens students being tested before the first day of school through December are tested using Speaking and Listening only. This reflects that children learn early literacy skills while in Kindergarten. The test will give a score between 1 and 6. A score of 4.5 or less is eligible for ELL services. It is a paper and pencil test that is very child friendly. It is given one on one by an ELL teacher.

 

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