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AAPPL Family Information Grades 3-5

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.

Brief Description of Assessment:

Learn more about the AAPPL assessment in the following document:

AAPPL Brief Description

Sample AAPPL report:

What information will students, families and teachers receive?

AAPPL Sample Student Report

Sample Student Report for the AAPPL test.

AAPPL Practice Tests:

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.

Test Topics:

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).

AAPPL Test topics

Test topics vary by year and language level. Here are the test topics for 2020-21.

Discussion Points:

Wondering what questions to ask in a meeting or conference? Here are some starting points:

AAPPL Discussion Points

What do scores mean?

Learn what your score represents and how you can improve.

AAPPL Central -- resources:

  • The test creator has a website with a great deal of information. You can find it at AAPPL Central

2019-20 Letters/Communication to families:

  • Elementary and Middle School letters for Grades 3 -7 in English, (pdf)

  • Elementary and Middle School letters for Grades 3 -7 in Spanish, (pdf)

ELL/SwD Decisions:

Learn more about appropriate changes to support all learners:

AAPPL ELL Decision

MMSD's Seal of Biliteracy:

Seal of Biliteracy logo

Specific information regarding MMSD's Seal of Biliteracy.

MMSD's Global Education Achievement Certificate (GEAC):

Global Education Achievement Certificate logo

Specific information regarding Wisconsin's Global Education Achievement Certificate.

Language Proficiency Documents:

Specific information regarding what "proficient" means, performance descriptors, and other information.

AAPPL Proficiency Guide
AAPPL Performance descriptors
World Language Standards
  • World Language Standards for Learning Languages (pdf)