The Colorado Department of Education

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English Language Proficiency Assessment

Heather Villalobos Pavia
English Language Proficiency Assessment Consultant
Assessment Unit
(303) 866-6118


Important Announcements

FEP Redesignation Guidance was sent to districts on May 9, 2013. Links to this information can be found on the Additional Resources page.

English Language Proficiency Assessments

Colorado has become a full member of the WIDA Consortium.

The screener to assist in the identification of students that qualify for English Language Acquisition (ELA) programming will be the W-APT™ which stands for the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test.

The annual test that measures a student’s progress in acquiring academic English is ACCESS for ELLs®. This assessment is administered to all students identified as an English Learners (NEP and LEP) in grades K-12.

There is an alternate assessment available for students who meet qualifications for instruction using alternate standards in grades 1 - 12.

For more information on WIDA please visit

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