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Guides and Resources for Educators of ELLs

Resources to help educators with the diverse educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).

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Delay in the Transition of New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) to Computer-Based Testing (October 2022)

Delivery of the 2021-22 English Language Proficiency (ELP) Accountability Report (October 2022)
*An earlier communication stated that the 2021-22 English Language Proficiency Accountability Report would be released October 11.  Please note that the report will be released on October 17.

  • The 2021-22 English Language Proficiency (ELP) SIRS 113 Report will be released on October 17 for informational purposes.   
  • Information displayed in this report will be used to make 2022-23 accountability status determinations.  
  • For information concerning SIRS reports and resources, please refer to the L2RPT support page. Please contact your Regional Information Center or Big 5 City School District data center for any further data-related assistance. For New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) Schools, please reach out to your Borough Field Support Lead with the NYC DOE. For All New York City Charter Schools, please contact the NYCDOE Charter School Help Support Desk and submit a ticket. 
  • For all other questions, contact accountinfo@nysed.gov and specify “ELP Accountability Report” in the subject line of your email. 

Resources for Ukrainian Parents and Students (September 2022)

2022 NYSESLAT—Determining an ELL Language Proficiency Level (August 2022)

Cultural 

Culturally Responsive Back-to-School Titles for Students and Educators

Haitian Creole Language Arts Curriculum Project (Grades K-5)
Introduction | Grade K | Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Grade 3 | Grade 4 | Grade 5  

Language and Culture Guides 
Concise descriptions of the languages and cultures our students bring with them - with great tips for educators.
ArabicNY Arab-American Demographic Sheet, Bengali, Burmese, Burma Facts, Chinese, French, Haitian, Karen, Karen Cultural Tips & Trends, Korean, Native American, Russian, Somali, Urdu

Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum Guide (SNLACG)
The Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum Guide (SNLACG) was developed as an initiative of the NYC Department of Education’s Office of English Language Learners (OELL). It represents a consensus among a Native Language Arts (NLA) core group of Spanish-language educators and administrators, and is the first integration of its kind of all four New York State Language Learning Standards: Native Language Arts (NLA), English Language Arts (ELA), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Languages Other Than English (LOTE).