This article describes the type of high-quality evaluation needed to properly assess an ELL student for a learning disability (LD). The article encourages that, first and foremost, every evaluation assess the student as a unique individual and in a culturally-sensitive manner. This article also lists specific features that should be addressed in evaluating an ELL student in speaking and reading. With the new school year beginning, school staff working with refugee youth and children may find this article helpful in appropriately evaluating their newcomer students.