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English Proficiency Levels

The proficiency level descriptors used by various states correspond roughly to the English Now! proficiency levels listed in column 1 below.

English Now!
1-Beginning
2-Early Intermediate
3-Intermediate
4-Early Advanced
5-Advanced
6-Fluent
California
Emerging
(Early/Exit)
Expanding
(Early/Exit)
Bridging
(Early/Exit)
Texas
Beginning
Intermediate
Advanced
Advanced High
WIDA
1-Entering
2-Beginning
3-Developing
4-Expanding
5-Bridging
6-Reaching

 

English Now! Proficiency Level Descriptors (detailed):
    Click here

California English Language Standards and Proficiency Level Descriptors:
     http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/documents/sbeoverviewpld.pdf

Texas ELPS/TELPAS Proficiency Level Descriptors
    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/ell/telpas/

WIDA (World Class Instructional Design and Assessment)
    http://www.wida.us/standards/RG_Performance%20Definitions.pdf

 

English Proficiency Levels (TELPAS)

The following are approximate descriptors of Speaking and Writing only. More comprehensive descriptors that include Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Reading can be found here and are also provided in the English Now! A/B v2.0 and C v2.0 assessments.

Level 1 – Beginning

Level 2 – Intermediate

Level 3 – Advanced

Level 4 – Advanced High

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