Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages

Guidance and Information

Blueprint for English Language Learners Success (updated April 2016)

CR Part 154-2 Units of Study TablesPDF File - 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.

CR Part 154-2 Units of Study Tables GlossaryPDF File

ELL Identification Process Chart PDF File - The ELL Identification Process Chart outlines the process for identifying English Language Learners. 

ELL Identification Chart Guidance PDF File

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. 

ELL Student Placement Form

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.

Home Language Questionnaires (HLQs)

Bilingual Glossaries

Information on requested ESEA amendment regarding testing exemption for ELLs and creation of a Native Language Arts assessment

NYSED Presentation on Enrollment Procedures for Immigrant Students 2014

Graduation Requirements for English Language Learners (ELLs) October 2014

Accommodations for former ELLs Approved by NYSED Board of Regents 2008

NCLB Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: LEP/ELL Considerations: Recommendations from LEP/ELL Educators in New York State PDF icon (210 KB)

Response to Intervention (RtI) PDF icon (495 KB)
Web page: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/RTI/guidance/cover.htm

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Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance Documents

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).

A Resource Guide for Educating Refugee Children and Youth in New York State 2010 PDF icon (460 KB)

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

Chinese - Native Language Arts Curriculum - Secondary School Level PDF icon (275 MB)

                 FL Benchmarks PDF icon (185 MB)

                 FL Performance TaskPDF icon (75 MB)

                 FL Scope and Sequence PDF icon (117 MB)

Directory of Spanish resources PDF icon (1.66 MB)

Haitian Creole Language Arts Curriculum (Grades K-5) PDF icon ( 382 MB)

         Grade K  PDF icon ( 298 MB)                   Grade 3  PDF icon ( 400 MB)

         Grade 1  PDF icon ( 366 MB)                   Grade 4  PDF icon ( 403 MB)

         Grade 2  PDF icon ( 405 MB)                   Grade 5  PDF icon ( 413 MB)

Resource Guide for the Education of New York State Students from Caribbean Countries Where English is the Medium of Instruction

(Also know as English Speaking Caribbean Students) PDF icon (2,079 MB)

Suggested Spanish Literature and Reading Books - Resource Manual

PDF icon (533 KB)


Last Updated: April 18, 2016