Both assessment for learning (formative assessment) and assessment of learning (summative assessment) are essential for helping English learners reach proficiency in academic English. English 3D offers carefully curated assessment types to place students, assess learning, inform instruction, and assign grades accurately and effectively.

  • Assessment Type
  • Assessment Instruments
  • Instructional Purpose
Daily Formative Assessments
  • Daily Do Now
  • Assess students’ understanding and application of high-utility academic vocabulary.
  • Differentiate daily instruction according to student needs.
Academic Language Assessments
  • Beginning-, Mid-, and End-of-Year Tests
  • Assess and monitor progress in speaking and listening skills and writing proficiency.
Curriculum-Embedded Assessments
  • Issue Tests
  • Assess domain-specific academic vocabulary, high‑utility academic vocabulary, the language and conventions skills of academic writing, and the text structure of academic writing.
Performance-Based Assessments: Writing
  • Academic Writing Assignments
  • Assess students' understanding of writing skills addressed in instruction.
  • Support continuous improvement with rubrics for peer feedback.
  • Support students with independent practice in writing and supporting an argument.
  • Develop students' ability to write evidence-based responses.
Performance-Based Assessments: Speech
  • Speeches
  • Assess application of higher-order thinking skills students have learned across multiple texts to produce an oral presentation.
  • Provide performance feedback and support continuous improvement through self-assessment and teacher rubrics.