Guidance and Information
Blueprint for English Language Learners Success (updated April 2016)
CR Part 154-2 Units of Study Tables - The Units of Study tables assist in understanding and outlining the mandated services for ELLs per Commissioner’s Regulations Part 154-2 in both English as a New Language and Bilingual Education programs. The issuance of credits and the certification requirements for teachers providing services to English Language Learners are outlined within the tables.
ELL Identification Process Chart - The ELL Identification Process Chart outlines the process for identifying English Language Learners.
Home Language Questionnaires - To be given to all students at registration. Available in multiple languages.
NYSITELL - New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners
Entitlement Letters to Parents - Notification letters for districts to send to parents regarding the results of their child's NYSITELL and eligibility to receive English Language Learner (ELL) services. Available in seventeen languages.
NYSESLAT - New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test
Continued Eligibility or Exiting of ELL Status Letters to Parents - Notification letters for districts to send to parents regarding the results of their child's NYSESLAT, and either continued eligibility to receive ELL services, or to receive Former ELL Services. Available in 26 languages.
Former ELL Guidance - Guidance for districts on providing services to Former English Language Learner students.
These Guidance Documents were created in collaboration with the New York State - Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Technical Assistant Centers (NYS-BETAC) to assist Districts/Schools with the diverse educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).
Link to the Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA) web site "Welcome to Our School Program". This program is designed to ease the transition of refugee children into the elementary and secondary schools of New York State
FL Benchmarks (185 MB)
FL Performance Task (75 MB)
FL Scope and Sequence (117 MB)
Directory of Spanish resources (1.66 MB)
(Also know as English Speaking Caribbean Students) (2,079 MB)