Understanding TELL's Value From a Customer's Perspective

The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) Story

The District's Dilemna

Administrators at SBCUSD needed an alternative English language proficiency assessment solution to support their district-created English Language Development (ELD) portfolio, where teachers are expected to refer tot his portfolio of information as a way to monitor their English learner's language development.


Multiple stakeholders were involved in the many steps in preparing, delivering, and scoring their then-current English language proficiency assessment. This included one-on-one testing of speaking and writing.


SBCUSD had to take into consideration both product cost and human resource time.

Our Solution

Pearson's Test of English Language Learning (TELL) was the solution SBCUSD needed. With TELL, a single teacher or proctor can conduct the entire assessment of several students at once in a small group testing environment. Because TELL's grading is done automatically, teachers don't need to spend additional time grading or entering scores into a data management system.


TELL is a self-delivered, automatically scored, 4-skills assessment that enables educators to consistently monitor English language development throughout the year to ensure progress is being made.

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