Why does my child not qualify for Bilingual/Dual Language?

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Our district only provides native language instruction for students who qualify based on their English language proficiency. Every student who marks yes for either of the questions on the home language survey will need to be screened with the, W-APT. 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. Depending on the results of the placement test your child might qualify for bilingual education, ESL (English as a Second language) services or no services.


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