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Reopening FAQ Posted

October 31, 2020

The New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) has compiled the following answers to questions collected from the field regarding English Language Learners (ELLs) and other multilingual learners (MLs), including World Languages students, heritage speakers of World Languages, and students who were once ELLs but have since exited ELL status.   This FAQ, available on the Reopening Page of the NYSED Coronavirus Guidance Website, provides additional clarification on the topics addressed in the School Reopening Guidance: Recovering, Rebuilding and Renewing the Spirit of New York’s Schools released in July 2020, including:

•       ELL Identification

•       Instruction and Units of Study

•       Progress Monitoring

•       ELL Students with Disabilities (SWD)

•       New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB)

•       Parent/Family Communication

•       Accountability/English Language Proficiency (ELP)

•       Reporting

•       Virtual and Remote Learning

•       Resources for Reference