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Test of English Language Learning (TELL)


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Test of English Language Learning (TELL), is a touch-screen delivered language proficiency assessment that can be used to screen, diagnose, and progress monitor English language learners in grades K-12.

TELL uses state-of-the-art technology that enables highly efficient, consistent and objective scoring on four foundational skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking as well as seven sub-skills in three grade-bands: pronunciation, fluency, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and pre-literacy, reading rate and reading comprehension.

A Standards Alignment had been conducted with external experts and trained coders to align TELL and the ELD/P standards of California, Arizona, Texas, and WIDA. The Standards Alignments show how much overlap there is between a state's ELD/P standards and those used in TELL.

TELL takes less than 45 minutes to administer and produces reliable and accurate reports that help districts identify which students qualify for ELL programs, and assist teachers in monitoring performance to guide instructional decisions in a timely and reliable manner.

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Upcoming Webinars

  • TELL and WIDA

    Presenter: Kathy New, Resource Consultant

    WIDA ACCESS has made some significant score changes. Monitoring your English learner's progress is more important than ever!

    Not being able to monitor your student’s language proficiency towards desired outcomes throughout the year is like starting a weight loss program without a scale. In order to measure any success in whatever we do we must have the proper tools to help us evaluate our achievement toward desired results. It is no different with our English Language Learners.

    TELL, Test of English Language Learners, is that tool! It’s your scale for measuring students’ language proficiency progress throughout the year to ensure students are acquiring the necessary skills towards proficiency and can help determine success outlined by the WIDA ACCESS 2.0.

    TELL features:

    • Reliable and valid assessment of speaking, reading, writing, and listening
    • Quick and easy progress monitoring probes administered throughout the year to help inform instruction
    • Time and resource savings with self-administered student app and automated scoring
    • Immediate score results displayed in easy to interpret reports
    • Built in WIDA concordance table predicts WIDA ACCCESS 2.0 score

    Join us for this informative webinar and learn how you can monitor your student’s language acquisition proficiency skills throughout the year to help predict successful outcomes on the WIDA ACCESS 2.0.

    Date: Aug 29, 2017  Time: 03:00 PM EDT  Register Now
    Date: Sep 07, 2017  Time: 01:00 PM EDT  Register Now




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