Below you will find information to help you understand what the AAPPL assessment is, what it is used for, and how to support your student. NOTE: due to Covid-19, MMSD will NOT be giving the AAPPL assessment to elementary or middle school student during the 20-21 academic year.
Learn more about the AAPPL assessment in the following document:
What information will students, families and teachers receive?
Sample Student Report for the AAPPL test.
The following link will take you directly to the AAPPL practice site for the area tested in Grades 3-5. Scroll to the bottom of the site to find the Spanish language samples.
Interpersonal Listening and Speaking (Spanish)
Each year, the topics of AAPPL test questions are announced. The topics for this year are in the document linked below. Students in grades 3-5 will be at a level A1 (Novice to Intermediate).
Test topics vary by year and language level. Here are the test topics for 2020-21.
Wondering what questions to ask in a meeting or conference? Here are some starting points:
Learn what your score represents and how you can improve.
The test creator has a website with a great deal of information. You can find it at AAPPL Central
Elementary and Middle School letters for Grades 3 -7 in English, (pdf)
Elementary and Middle School letters for Grades 3 -7 in Spanish, (pdf)
Learn more about appropriate changes to support all learners:
Specific information regarding MMSD's Seal of Biliteracy.
Specific information regarding Wisconsin's Global Education Achievement Certificate.
Specific information regarding what "proficient" means, performance descriptors, and other information.
Proficiency Guidelines (pdf) from ACTFL
Performance Descriptors (pdf) from ACTFL
World Language Standards for Learning Languages (pdf)