• ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
    ASSESSMENT 
  • Assessment Name Time of Administration Grade Levels Purpose/Accommodations
    WIDA ACCESS 2.0 Winter K-12 This is a summative assessment that measures English language proficiency along the developmental continuum. All English Learners (ELs) will participate.
    PSSAs/Keystones Winter, Spring 3-High School Typically, ELs with a year or less in a U.S. school are exempt from the Reading and Science sections of these assessments. Please consult the 2018 Accommodations Guidelines for English Learners for specific guidance from PDE.
    Reading Inventory (RI) Fall, Winter, Spring K-3 First year ELLs are exempt from the RI at teacher discretion. All ELs enrolled in a PPS school longer than one year will participate in RIs.
    CBAs Winter, Spring 6-12 All ELs who scored a 1.0–1.9 on the w-APT or WIDA ACCESS 2.0 are exempt from CBAs at their teacher’s discretion. First year ELs are also exempt at their teacher’s discretion.
    DIBELS Fall, Winter, Spring K-2 First year ELs are exempt from DIBELS at their teacher’s discretion. All ELs enrolled in a PPS school longer than one year will participate in DIBELS.
  • To view this year's assessment calendar with specific dates for the school year, please view our Assessment page.

Standards


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Pennsylvania English Language Proficiency Standards
WIDA English Language Development Standards
The WIDA Standards Framework and its Theoretical Foundations


Interventions


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System 44
READ 180
Raz-Kids


Grade Level Materials


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K–5: Reach
6–8: Inside
9–12: Edge


Parent and Student Resources


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Staff Resources


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