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Multilingual Literacy Screener

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 their home language in order to provide or to design appropriate instruction for these students. New York is one of the first states to propose the use of a diagnostic tool for this population of students. We believe that meeting the needs of SIFE is a considerable challenge, but it is one that must be met in order to provide real opportunities to these students.

Find more information about the Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS) and other SIFE resources.