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September 14, 2017
Parent Guide to Understanding the NYSESLAT Score Report: Updated for 2017 This document is intended to help families, students, educators, and the public to better understand the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), and interpret the 2017 NYSESLAT Score Report for each English Language Learner (ELL) / Multilingual Learner (MLL). ...
September 13, 2017
July 17, 2017
The following resources provide relevant information and support to districts and BOCES about Annual Professional Performance Reviews under Education Law §3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents for the school years 2015-16 and beyond.
July 17, 2017
Information about APPR data collection, reporting timelines and requirements, the 2016-17 APPR Implementation Certification form, and APPR review and approval processes for 2017-18 material changes. ...
June 15, 2017
October 20 - 21, 2017 Harnessing the Power of Languages for the Next 100 Years, Niagara Falls, NY ...
June 15, 2017
August 8 - 11, 2017 World Languages: Adventure Awaits; SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY...
April 19, 2017
In light of recent federal immigration-related actions that have created fear and confusion in New York and across the country, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia reminded school districts of their duty to comply with existing state and federal laws that ensure the rights of immigrant children to attend New York’s public schools without fear of...
April 19, 2017
OBEWL is making available a set of Topic Briefs on ELL/MLL best practices prepared by Aida Walqui and others at WestEd, "a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency working with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad." Dr. Walqui has had a long and successful career in the development of teacher expertise to work with...
February 15, 2017
This webinar provides an overview of the Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener for Math.
December 2, 2016
The Parent Guide to Understanding the NYSESLAT Score Report is now available.
October 27, 2016
The Interactive Translation PenPal Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) Toolkit is the first technologically based solution to enhance appropriate identification of English Language Learner (ELL).
October 27, 2016
The Comprehensive English Language Learner Education Plan (CEEP) will replace what was formerly known as the Commissioner’s Regulations (CR) Part 154 Comprehensive Plan.
October 27, 2016
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.
October 27, 2016
In September of 2016, the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages released the Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS) as part of the valuable resources designed to support districts and schools in the identification of Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). The MLS is a state-wide diagnostic tool that was created to determine SIFEs' literacy levels in...