Assessing ESL learners

ESL Scales
The ESL Scales are used by teachers as an assessment tool which describes the English language development of ESL learners in oral interaction, reading and responding and writing. They can assist in planning, programming, assessment and reporting for ESL students. Reference to the ESL Scales features in the ESL Reporting Scale which was developed to ensure consistent reporting of ESL achievement.

For more information go to the Using the ESL Scales page in this WIKI

The EAL/D Progression is now used by DET fore EAL/D funding in all government schools. Resources and advice for using this tool are available from ACARA http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/studentdiversity/eal-d-teacher-resource

Using the EAL/D Leaning Progression for planning programming and assessment may be helpful for mainstream teachers - you can share this advice with them using the resources below.



The ESL teacher needs to assess ESL learners' Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency in order to justify ESL student inclusion in an ESL program.

The following checklist and tasks will assist an ESL teacher to assess ESL students' ORAL ABILITY in the following language focus areas.

Just click on the files:

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The following checklist and tasks will assist an ESL teacher to assess ESL students' WRITTEN ABILITYin the following language focus areas: (click on the PDF)

(images from flickrstorm - http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/


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