Who Administers Reading Tests for ESL Students?

Who Administers Reading Tests for ESL Students?

Any school employee trained in the administration of state tests may administer a state reading test to an ESL student. These employees include classroom and enrichment teachers, specialists, administrators and classroom aides.

The U.S. Department of Education provides a one-year transition period for ESL students. During this year, students new to the United States are exempt from state testing. Tests must be administered to uphold an ESL student's individualized learning plan. They can be administered in the student's native language for the first three years of testing. Accommodations such as separate setting, multiple sessions, extended time and multiple breaks are common for ESL students.