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 »


I Can Statements »

I Can Statements

The I Can Statements, which are written in simplified English, allow English language learners to understand their current level of proficiency in English and to work with their teacher to set language learning goals to develop greater language proficiency. View I Can Statements »


Videos »


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

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