A Developmental English Proficiency Test (ADEPT)

An assessment tool for teachers to gain additional knowledge about their students' linguistic resources in English and thus plan instruction that supports their students' academic language development

The ADEPT is a valid and reliable oral language assessment instrument (aligned with the CELDT) that can be used with students across grade levels K-8.

ADEPT assesses a student's ability to understand and generate utterances using a scope and sequence of language forms, or structures, across the five levels of English proficiency.

ADEPT results can help teachers:

  • Identify a student's instructional level for Systematic ELD instruction
  • Understand a student's language abilities for differentiated instruction
  • Monitor student progress in English proficiency
  • Inform planning for Systematic ELD, Frontloading Language, and Reading/Language Arts instruction

The ADEPT assesses key forms, or grammatical structures, through carefully worded prompts that elicit student responses. Responses to these prompts can provide teachers with valuable information and insight into a student's command of each structure and the related general utility vocabulary upon which the use of that structure depends. It assesses both receptive and expressive English language proficiency at the first three levels and expressive proficiency at the fourth level.

Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Training Schedule: TBD

Please check our Upcoming Events calendar to see when our next ADEPT training will take place or sign-up for our mailing list to be notified when new events are scheduled.


Contact Information

Aimee Stoll
Interim Director, California Reading and Literature Project
60 West Olsen Rd. #4100
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: (805) 493-3599
Fax: (805) 493-3835

Michele Schuerger
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (805) 493-3705
Fax: (805) 493-3835

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