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FAQs on Incorporating ELL/MLL Progress into the NYSED Accountability System using a Transition Matrix

November 2, 2018

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.