Commissioner's Regulations Part 154
2016-2017 CR Part 154 Reporting Requirements
Under CR Part 154, all LEAs are required to develop a Comprehensive ELL Education Plan (CEEP) to meet the educational needs of ELLs/MLLs (CR Part 154-2.4[b]) and to submit an annual Data/Information Report as required under CR Part 154-2.4[c]. All LEAs must keep their completed CEEPs on file in the LEAs’ main office and make them available for review upon request by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). For the 2016-2017 school year, all LEAs that had ELLs/MLLs enrolled in the 2015-16 school year must submit this plan for review, along with the CR Part 154 Data/Information Report as required under CR Part 154-2.4[c].
The CR Part 154 Comprehensive ELL Education Plan is to be completed online via the SED Monitoring System which can be accessed through the NYSED Applications Business Portal. You must be registered to use the Portal, but please note that most New York State LEAs are already registered and Superintendents have access to the system. Superintendents will receive an email notification annually when the survey becomes available.
Instructions for completing the CEEP are available upon logging in to the portal and selecting the survey.
Complete the CR Part 154 Data/Information Report by downloading the Excel form found below. Guidance and instructions on entering the data are given on the Data/Information Report form. Completed data forms may not be sent to OBEWL either by mail or email. They must be submitted via SED Monitoring along with the CEEP. Once you have completed entering your district's data into the spreadsheets, please upload the Excel file to the last page of the online CEEP survey. On the last page of the survey you will see "Browse" and "Upload" buttons.
The CEEPs and Data/Information Reports are due to SED by Monday, November 21, 2016.
The CEEPs can be found on the NYSED Applications Business Portal. The Data/Information Report can be found here: CR PART 154 DATA/INFORMATION REPORT. The following describes the information that must be submitted through the NYSED Applications Business Portal:
CR Part 154 Comprehensive ELL Education Plan:
- All LEAs that did not have any ELLs/MLLs enrolled in the 2015-16 school year must access the portal to complete and submit the following form: CERTIFICATION STATEMENT FOR LEAS WITH NO ELL ENROLLMENT
- All LEAs that had 1 or more ELLs/MLLs enrolled in the 2015-16 school year must access the portal to complete and submit the following forms: CR PART 154 CEEP FOR LEAS WITH ELL ENROLLMENT, and the CR PART 154 DATA/INFORMATION REPORT
- All New York City Community School Districts must access the portal to complete and submit: CR PART 154 CEEP FOR NYC COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH ELL ENROLLMENT
- The New York City Department of Education must access the portal to complete and submit: CR PART 154 CEEP and the CR PART 154 DATA/INFORMATION REPORT
CR PART 154 DATA/INFORMATION REPORT - this report must be submitted via the NYSED Applications Business Portal, along with the CEEP.
Commissioner's Regulations Part 154
In the landmark 1974 decision, Lau v. Nichols, the United States Supreme Court established the right of ELL students to have “a meaningful opportunity to participate in the educational program.” That same year, an agreement between the New York City Board of Education and ASPIRA of New York (called the ASPIRA Consent Decree) assured that ELL students would be provided Bilingual Education. As such, ELL students must be provided with equal access to all school programs and services offered to non-ELL students, including access to programs required for graduation. Education Law §3204 and Part 154 contain standards for educational services provided to ELL students in New York State.
In order to better serve the needs of New York State’s expanding multilingual population, the Department engaged stakeholders to enhance and strengthen programs and services required in Part 154 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
On September 15, 2014, the Board of Regents adopted the Department’s proposed amendments to Part 154 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. This information can be found here: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2014/September2014/914p12a3.pdf
On November 17, 2014, the Board of Regents adopted the Department's proposal of Subpart 154-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. This Subpart relates to the establishment of criteria for determining whether a student with a disability shall take the statewide English language proficiency identification and criteria for exiting students with disabilities from identification as an English Language Learner, effective December 3, 2014.
Past Updates to CR Part 154
- Regulations as of July 2007 (57 KB)
- Board of Regents Amendments on Part 154 Regulations Approved on June 2007 (74 KB)