Archive - 2006
- New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test: Update November 2006 NYSTESOL Teachers' Institute Presentation, Saratoga, NY PPT
NYSESLAT 2006 Scale Scores Ranges for Determining English Proficiency
A student’s scale scores on both Listening & Speaking and Reading & Writing determine English proficiency level. The NYSESLAT Scale Score Ranges Chart should be used to determine a student’s English Proficiency Level. PDF - September 7, 2006
2006 New York State English as a Second Language
Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) Scores – In August, Regional
Information Centers (RICs) across the State received 2006 NYSESLAT
student scores and were authorized by the Department to release the
scores for their students to each school district. The New York City
Department of Education has also received a file with its 2006 NYSESLAT
student scores, which is expected to be processed and ready for release
The Department does not provide individual student score reports for the NYSESLAT. School district administrators and building principals who have not received their schools’ NYSESLAT 2006 data should contact their RIC. New York City school administrators who have not received their school’s 2006 NYSESLAT student scores by mid-September should contact the New York City Department of Education.
- LEP/ELL Student Statewide Assessment Policy/Title I Requirements: In response to the U.S. Department of Education's recent findings that the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test can no longer be used for Title I accountability purposes, the Department has changed its policy on the assessment of LEP/ELL students beginning with the 2006-07 school year. PDF - August 4, 2006
This informational brochure describes NYSESLAT and how it measures the progress of English language learners. From this brochure, parents will also learn what they can do to help their students meet the challenges of NYSESLAT. The brochures are available in English, Chinese, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Russian and Spanish. - January 2006
- 2006 NYSESLAT Test Samplers and Teachers Directions. The purpose of the Test Samplers is to prepare students for taking the New York State English as a Second Language Test (NYSESLAT), so they will be familiar with the types of questions that will appear on the test. There are five NYSESLAT Test Samplers with Directions for Administration for students in grades K-1, 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. - February 2006
- NYSESLAT Fall Field Testing: The Department and Harcourt Assessment,
Inc. are preparing for the 2006 Fall Field Test administration of
the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test
(NYSESLAT). Administration of this field test is required to ensure
that all test items meet stringent qualifications for the operational
test to be a valid and reliable measure of English language proficiency. Selected schools have been sent an invitation letter. Information
regarding the modality and grade(s) assigned to your school can be found
online at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nyseslat/archive/2006/fallft06.htm
Questions regarding NYSESLAT field testing can be sent to the Harcourt Assessment's Customer Support Center at 1-800-763-2306.
Questions and Answers for Scoring the 2006 NYSESLAT - 5/30/06; Updated
June 12, 2006
This FAQ will be updated on an as needed basis, please check daily for updates. If your school has a question that is not on the FAQ, please contact Harcourt’s Customer Support Center (CSC) at 1-800-763-2306 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 NYSESLAT Teacher Evaluation Survey: The
Commissioner of Education invites teachers to evaluate the test components
for the spring 2006 NYSESLAT as well as the process of enrolling, receiving
orders, ordering additional materials, and returning materials.
Suggestions from teachers provide an important contribution to the test development program. Your opinions and suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you for your participation.
- General Directions for Administering the NYSESLAT: Includes general directions for administering the NYSESLAT as well as the rubrics for scoring. April 13, 2006
- NYSESLAT Speaking Score Sheets for Individual
Teachers can use the abbreviated rubrics on the score sheet while administering the speaking and then transfer the score to the bubble answer sheet. - April 7, 2006
- New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test: Present and Future, March 2006 - NYSABE Teachers' Institute Presentation, Long Island, NY - April 6, 2006 (Powerpoint Presentation)
- Important NYSESLAT 2006 Testing Dates, March 28, 2006
- NYSESLAT 2006 School Administrator's Manual
This manual contains information of special interest to administrators. It provides directions for administering the NYSESLAT and reporting student scores to the Department. - March 23, 2006
- Adjustment in Schedule for the Administration of the 2006 NYSESLAT. The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you about adjustments in the shipping, administration and scoring windows for the 2006 New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). - March 20, 2006
- Ordering the 2006 NYSESLAT. The Spring 2006 administration of the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) has been scheduled for April 24 to May 19, 2006. The NYSESLAT ordering window has been extended to Friday, March 10, 2006.
- 2006 NYSESLAT Turnkey Training Materials includes
turnkey training power point presentation, and training guides for scoring
speaking and writing. - February 2006
These materials should be used by teachers participating in NYSESLAT turnkey training sessions for scoring speaking and writing.
- NYSESLAT Update Memo: The purpose of this memorandum is to provide an update on the various activities that are ongoing in support of the New York State English as a Second Language (NYSESLAT) testing program. - October 2005