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NYSESLAT Technical Information and Reports

Technical Reports

The purpose of the technical report for the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) is to provide information on test development, scaling and equating, scoring, reliability and validity. This report is updated every year  to reflect the technical details of the above procedures and to provide information about student performance using operational data. Finally, any changes to the assessment will be documented in the report.

Technical Reports

Standard Setting

The standard setting report is an explanation of the process of what occurs during the standard setting meeting. In the standard setting meeting, minimum scores associated with each performance level are determined based on the learning standards that New York State adopts. Standard settings occur immediately after the first administration of an examination where there are changes in the New York State Learning Standards. This report will be updated every time new standards are adopted.

Standard Setting Report

Past Technical Reports and Additional Resources

Past technical reports are available by request. For any questions, please email the Office of State Assessment at

To return to the main Technical Reports website click here. Additional resources the department finds helpful can be found here.