El Cajon Valley High School

Below you will find the English Learner Proficiency Descriptors.




Basic English communication skills in social and academic contexts. Typically progress very quickly. Need substantial support.

Increasingly use English in more complex, cognitively demanding situations. Need moderate support.

Refine and enhance English language competencies in a broader range of contexts. Need light support.

Express basic ideas with gestures, visuals, words, phrases, or short sentences.

Express a variety of ideas using short sentences or extended discourse.

Express increasingly complex ideas using extended and more elaborate discourse.