English Learner Assessments

Historically, Connecticut’s English Learner (EL) students have been participating in statewide assessments with accommodations if needed. These students acquiring English as a second language are required to meet the same academic performance standards expected of students whose first language is English. In addition to statewide assessment participation in Grades 3-8 and 11 (and Science in Grades 5, 8, and 10), all English learners will participate in an English language proficiency test as one component of the identification process. Connecticut English learners will be assessed with Language Assessment Scales (LAS Links) to demonstrate proficiency to exit English language programs.

For further information about the LAS Links testing, click here.


Bilingual / ESOL Education Department
236 Grand Street 1st Floor
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8288

Fax: (203) 573-6687