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Guidance on Determining English Language Learner/Multilingual Learner (ELL/MLL) Status of and Services for Students with Disabilities

February 16, 2018

The following guidance is intended to assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs), school administrators, and educators in meeting the requirements set forth in the regulations and to clarify questions regarding their implementation.Topics covered include:

  • Screening for (ELL/MLL) Status for Students Who Enter or Re-Enter School with an (IEP)
  • Information that must be reviewed and considered by the LPT
  • Principal and Superintendent Review of LPT Recommendation
  • Review of ELL/MLL Identification Determination
  • Participation of Students with Disabilities in the New York State Initial (NYSITELL) and Annual (NYSESLAT) Assessments of English Proficiency
  • Notifications & Rights of Parents/Guardians of Students with Disabilities under Subparts 154-2 and -3
  • ELL/MLL Program Placement & Services for Students with Disabilities
  • ELL/MLL Exit Criteria

Guidance: Determining English Language Learner/Multilingual Learner (ELL/MLL) Status of and Services for Students with Disabilities