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    WIDA-ACCESS Proficiency Placement Test

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    Review the WIDA - ACCESS proficiency placement test (W-APT). Determine how it is used; explain its benefits and drawbacks.

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    W-APT, the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test is an English language proficiency test given to new non-English speaking students to measure their proficiency of the English language. It is primarily given to help educators with making placement decisions such as what grade level a student is at and where he or she needs help with the most concerning the language. There are several tests in this series; the W-APT is just one of the several. The W-APT was designed to be used as a criteria to determine if a student needs language support services (such as tutoring), their level of understanding (what grade they should be in), and a ...

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