A School Under Pressure

How San Bernardino City Unified School District assessed and progress monitored ELLs

Ana Applegate and her English Learner Program team for the San Bernardino City Unified School District faced a massive challenge. They had nearly 14,000 English learners at all levels of English proficiency and their teachers were not sure of each student’s language ability or how to assess it...

“We needed an assessment that was simple to administer, wouldn’t require too much work by teachers, and would give immediate data,” said Michelle Bracken, a Program Specialist in the English Learner Programs Department for the SBCUSD.