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Bilingual Education & English as a New Language

Our goal is to prepare all English Language Learners/ Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) for success beginning in prekindergarten to lay the foundation for college and career readiness.

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Learning of one or more languages and cultures in addition to English

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New York State is using seven indicators as part of its overall ESSA plan, and this includes an indicator for English Language Proficiency (ELP). To...
The following guidance document introduces the NYSED protocol. School-based UPK programs, community-based organizations (CBO), and interested...
2018-2019 CR Part 154 Reporting Requirements Memorandum from Assistant Commissioner Colon-Collins regarding 2018 CR Part 154 Comprehensive ELL...

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This video describes the English Language Learner identification and assessment process and outlines in detail various available program options.

New York State is using seven indicators as part of its overall ESSA plan, and this includes an indicator for English Language Proficiency (ELP). To ensure that English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) are showing adequate progress, NYSED is using a growth model that is based on student performance on the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). This Q & A addresses frequent concerns and questions that NYSED has received regarding the ELP growth model that is being used for ESSA.
This page contains links to NYSED information regarding students and teachers who have relocated to New York State following recent natural disasters.