Our Screener test is from WIDA (based out of the University of Wisconsin at Madison). Students in Kindergarten during the first semester only test with listening and speaking. In order to qualify for services, a student must score below 4.5 for oral language. For students in first grade, there has to be a overall composite score under 5.0 and literacy is 4.5 with all four domains of the Kindergarten . Students screened from grades 2 – 5 must have below 4.5 in literacy and overall composite to qualify for services.
For students who score between 3.8 and 4.3 in the overall composite and literacy for WIDA ACCESS qualify for tailored services and less time.
Our EOY state test is known as the WIDA ACCESS 2.0 and measures students language proficiency in four domains: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Students who have overall scores of 4.4 and literacy scores of 4.2 and above will exit direct ELL instruction and become transitional students. These are students who are monitored by general education teachers and the state for four years. After the four years are complete, they will be marked as F or former MLs by the state.