ESL Adult Literacy Scale

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Appropriate For
Comprehensiveness Basic
Administration Time - 30 min
Format pencil icon
Scoring Options hand icon
Language English
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• ESL Level
• Ages 16 through Adult
• Group Administration
• Quick Screening

Description

The ELS is an easy-to-administer, easy-to-score assessment tool for quickly identifying the appropriate starting level for ESL and literacy instruction. After a brief individual oral screening, the remainder of the test can be group administered. Subtests include: Listening Comprehension, Grammar, Life Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Composition.

This quick, informal assessment was developed and field-tested over a 5-year period with adult school students of many different backgrounds, including Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern and European.

Administration and Scoring

Total administration and scoring take approximately 15-20 minutes. Test results are charted on a profile showing which level ESL classes (Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced) will best suit each student.

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