Assessing DLLs: Supplementary Materials

Welcome to our supplementary materials section. This section highlights a variety of resources on how to assess Dual Language Learners (DLLs). Head Start staff may find this information helpful.

While we do not endorse any of these resources, we value their information and find it useful for programs to know that they are available. These websites are constantly changing and adding new information to support teachers and parents of all children, including DLLs. Check back often to find new resources!


National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center. Early Identification of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children (Aged 0-5) - Minibibliography. [PDF, 270KB].

Policy and Technical Reports

First 5 LA. Making the Most of Assessment: What Every Practitioner Should Know About Assessing Young English Language Learners. [PDF, 3MB].

NIEER Policy Brief. Preschool Assessment: A Guide to Developing a Balanced Approach. Issue 7, July 2004. [PDF, 294KB].

Be sure to visit the Early Childhood Education Assessing section for more information.

Assessing DLLs: Supplementary Materials. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.

Last Reviewed: October 2016

Last Updated: October 19, 2016