School boards across Ontario are mandated by the MOE ESL/ELD Policy Document to assess the language and math skills of students arriving directly from non-English speaking countries from across the world.
Some school boards have reception centres with teachers assigned to assess the language and math skills of thousands of newcomer students who register at their school board. Small and medium size school boards have itinerant ESL/ELD teachers that travel to schools to assess the language and math skills of newcomer students who register at their schools.
What is STEPS to English Proficiency? - Peel District School Board
STEPs To English Proficiency - York Region District School Board
Finding Starting Points to Enable Learning - Ontario Ministry of Education
How do initial assessment practices impact learning? How do you establish an effective learning environment not only for ELLs, but for all students. Why are multiple opportunities to talk and process thinking so important for ELLs?