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Test of English Language Learning


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.

System requirements:

TELL System Requirements (PDF)

Product Details

TELL uses state-of-the-art technology that enables highly efficient, consistent and objective scoring.


  • Takes less than 45 minutes to administer and produces reliable and accurate reports that help districts identify which students qualify for ELL programs.
  • Helps teachers monitor performance to guide instructional decisions in a timely and reliable manner.
  • A Standards Alignment has been conducted with external experts and trained coders to align TELL and the ELD/P standards of California, Arizona, Texas, and WIDA.


TELL scores four foundational skills and seven sub-skills in three grade bands.

  • Foundational skills include: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Sub-skills include: pronunciation, fluency, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and pre-literacy, reading rate and reading comprehension.
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