Benchmarks, Strategies and Resources for Teachers of English Language Learners

This site is intended for use by teachers, administrators and consultants working with English language learners. This site allows users to:

Searchable Benchmarks »

Searchable Benchmarks

The ESL Benchmarks are intended to document students progress on language proficiency development over time. Also, ESL Benchmarks support teachers in assessing language proficiency, communicating with students and parents, and planning explicit language instruction. View benchmarks »


Student Writing Samples »

Writing Samples

In addition to the benchmarks, various writing samples and assessment rubrics are provided to assist in student assessment of language proficiency. View writing samples »


Videos »


See videos demonstrating the benchmarks at work and teachers gauging language proficiency of students. View videos »

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