Occasionally I run into educators who are unaware of the free online score report calculators that WIDA offers. By using these online score calculators, you can expect to save a great deal of time and trouble.
By simply filing in a few data fields, the calculators do the hard work of converting raw scores and calculating students' composite proficiency levels (CPLs). They will calculate speaking, listening, reading and writing scores along with the student's CPL and a grade-adjusted CPL. The calculators work for grades 1-12. At this time, they cannot be used to calculate kindergarten scores.
As you can imagine, this can be a real time saver, especially when you have dozens of students to assess.
Below are static screen shots of the W-APT score calculator and the MODEL score calculator. Click on the images below to be taken directly to the live score calculator. Once you get there, I would suggest bookmarking the site for future reference.
If you administer the MODEL assessment, keep in mind that there is a MODEL Score Tracker spreadsheet available on the Training Toolkit CD-ROM in each MODEL kit. This spreadsheet is an optional tool to help you store and track MODEL results for each student locally. Over time, it will assist you in analyzing students' progress. The Training Toolkit CD-ROM also includes user instructions and an example completed spreadsheet.
Written by: Tammy King
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