Assessment Tools for Skills, Needs and Progress of ESL Literacy Learners is a yearlong research project that has been funded by Calgary Learns. This research project will result in assessment tools that will help ESL instructors respond to the literacy learning needs of struggling ESL learners with low first language literacy. The assessment tools will identify why these learners are struggling and what skills they need help with. The assessment tools will be invaluable to both the learner and the instructor in working towards a successful, collaborative learning journey. This project is unique because of the limited research, resources, and assessment tools that currently exist in the emerging field of ESL for low literacy adult learners.