WIDA Screener Paper Score Calculator

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A tool to determine your students' proficiency levels

Before using the score calculator, test administrators must complete the WIDA Screener Paper: Administration training course found in the WIDA Secure Portal.

  • After administering and scoring the test, local raters enter the student's grade and test form/path administered into the calculator.
  • Then enter the number of items correct for Listening and Reading, and the student's scores for Writing and Speaking. The calculator will then take these raw scores and turn them into Proficiency Level scores.
  • To print or save the report, select “Printer Friendly Version” and then enter in demographic information as applicable. The report can be printed or saved per local policy.

Contact the WIDA Client Services Center for questions related to scoring.

Note: This calculator adjusts student's scores according to their grade levels.

Path Administered

- Please only select Path B if student was routed into Path B following the Entry Task.

1 Listening Test

2 Reading Test

3 Writing Test
  Speaking Test
Language Domain Proficiency Level
(Possible 1.0-6.0)
Listening {{vm.listeningPL}}
Reading {{vm.readingPL}}
Writing {{vm.writingPL}}
Speaking {{vm.speakingPL}}
Oral LanguageA {{vm.oralPL}}
LiteracyB {{vm.literacyPL}}
Overall ScoreC (Composite) {{vm.overallPL}}
A - Oral Language = 50% Listening + 50% Speaking
B - Literacy = 50% Reading + 50% Writing
C - Overall Score = 35% Reading + 35% Writing + 15% Listening + 15% Speaking

WIDA Screener Sample Scoresheet

WIDA Screener

Score Report


Student Information

This report provides information about the student’s scores on the WIDA Screener. The WIDA Screener is designed to provide a snapshot of an English Language Learner’s general English language proficiency. This test is based on the WIDA English Language Development Standards and is used to determine a student’s eligibility for English Language services. Please refer to state policy for making decisions about a student’s eligibility for English Language services.

Scores are reported as Language Proficiency Levels. Proficiency levels are only reported as whole numbers and the composites are rounded to the nearest PL or half PL.


Language Domain Scores

Proficiency Level









Composite Scores

Proficiency Level

Oral Language






*Overall score is calculated only when all four domains have been assessed NA: Not attempted