A new technology-based screener will include item types similar to those found on the summative assessment. It will be used to determine eligibility for ELL services and program placement within those services. The new screener will be available in spring 2016. The W-APT will continue to be available to districts throughout the 2015-16 school year.

For more information, please see the WIDA Consortium English Language Proficiency Assessment Framework: Annual Summative and On-Demand Screener and the WIDA Consortium Test and Item Design Plan for the Annual Summative and On-Demand Screener  .