W-APT stands for the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test. It is an English language proficiency “screener” test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners. It assists educators with programmatic placement decisions such as identification and placement of ELLs. The W-APT is one component of WIDA’s comprehensive assessment system.
How & Why:
I chose the W-APT as an artifact because it is an assessment designed for ELLs. Unlike some of the other assessments administered to students this one uses the WIDA level to determine the students language proficiency level. I would recommend a student take this before receiving ESL services.