Kindergarten Screener Field Test Opportunity!

Montana schools are invited to become a field test site for development of a new Kindergarten Screener that can be used to identify Kindergarten English learners. This test will replace the Kindergarten W-APT. For more informaition, please read the WIDA Screener for Kindergarten Field Testing flyer.


Under federal law, all districts are required to identify students who are eligible for language assistance, provide a sound program of instruction , assess their English proficiency annually, and notify parents of their placements and progress. 

The following websites are valuable resources for those involved with EL students and testing.

WIDA Website - The World-Class Instruction Design and Assessment site
  • Test Administration Training
  • Access W-APT (EL Screening Assessment)
  • Curriculum, Assessment, Professional Development, Teacher Resources
  • Some areas require log in, talk to your System Test Coordinator for access
WIDA Assessment Management System - Test management site
  • Log in required
  • Access digital results reports
  • Technology and training resources for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
  • Sample items