Assessing DLLs: Reports

The following materials lay the foundation and highlight effective practices for DLLs. They have been purposely selected to work together in helping you gain knowledge that is culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of DLL children.

While the information in this section provides the context for addressing the unique needs of DLLs, additional important information can be found in other sections such as Research, Supplementary Materials, and Multimedia. For example, the resources displayed under Multimedia offer strategies and best practices through webcasts, webinars or podcasts.

"Assessing Language Factors that Predict Academic Success for Dual Language Learners" an excerpt from Dual Language Learners in the Early Years: Getting Ready to Succeed in School published by the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition, (2008).


Espinosa, Linda M. & Michael L. Lopez. Assessment Considerations for Young ELLs Across Different Levels of Accountability. Pew and First 5 LA. (2007). [PDF, 166.41 KB]

Gutierrez-Clellan, Vera. Assessment of ELLs: Challenges and Strategies.

Jones, Jacqueline. Early Literacy Assessment Systems: Essential Elements. Educational Testing Service. (2003). [PDF, 1.29MB]

National Association for the Education of Young Children. Screening & Assessment of Young English Language Learner: Supplement to the NAEYC and NAECS/SDE Joint Position Statemint on Early Childhood, Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation. (2005).

Office of Head Start. "Assessment for Children Learning Two Languages" an excerpt from Dual Language Learning: What Does It Take? Head Start Dual Language Report. (2008).

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


Assessing DLLs: Reports. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2009. English.

Last Reviewed: October 2009

Last Updated: November 13, 2014