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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. 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.

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

 

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