English Language Learner Proficiency Levels

ADVANCED (Level 5)
Students performing at this level of English language proficiency communicate effectively with various audiences on a wide range of familiar and new topics to meet social and academic demands. In order to attain the English proficiency level of their native English-speaking peers, further linguistic enhancement and refinement are necessary.

EARLY ADVANCED (Level 4)
Students performing at this level of English language proficiency begin to combine the elements of the English language in complex, cognitively demanding situations and are able to use English as a means for learning in other academic areas.

INTERMEDIATE (Level 3)
Students performing at this level of English language proficiency begin to tailor the English language skills they have been taught to meet their immediate communication and learning needs.

EARLY INTERMEDIATE (Level 2)
Students performing at this level of English language proficiency start to respond with increasing ease to more varied communication tasks.

BEGINNING (Level 1)
Students performing at this level of English language proficiency may demonstrate little or no receptive or productive English skills. They may be able to respond to some communication tasks.