Elementary Programs

Language Academy

Language Academy Identification Criteria

New students to Saint Paul Public Schools who have had 2 or less years of English language instruction


  • For grades 1-5, students who scored less than 2 on the W-APT

For students coming from kindergarten into first grade

  • EL students who were enrolled in Kindergarten in Saint Paul Public Schools the prior year AND

  • who scored a level 1 on the K-WAPT in Kindergarten


  • less than 2 on the ACCESS for ELLs in the spring

First year Language Academy students are eligible for another year of service if they scored less than 3 on the ACCESS for ELLs in the spring.




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