Tool #3: What I Know About My ELL

Student Data

Consider collecting the following data for each of your students. 

  • Name
  • Country of birth 
  • Home language 
    • Whether the student can read or write in their home language 
  • English proficiency level 
    • English language proficiency scores and dates
      • Composite score
      • Speaking score
      • Reading score
      • Listening score
      • Writing score
  • Educational experiences (e.g. amount of time in U.S. schools, educational experience in home countries, any interrupted schooling) 
  • Family background (e.g., who student lives with, family separation/reunification status, parent or guardian’s home language and literacy skills):
  • Student interests 
  • Student plans/goals