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

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Memo: 2023 NYSESLAT—Determining an English Language Learner’s (ELL) English Language Proficiency Level

English Language Learner (ELL) Identification and Placement for Recently Arrived Children and Youth

NYSED Statement on Rights of Newly Arrived Immigrants

Bilingual Education Toolkit Briefs Released

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages is pleased to share the first three documents in the new NYSED Bilingual Education Toolkit:

  • Topic Brief 1: Policy and Regulation
  • Topic Brief 2: Principles and Philosophy
  • Appendix A: Glossary of Terms

The purpose of this toolkit is to support district leaders and teachers who are considering, starting, running, and/or maintaining quality Bilingual Education programs.

Additional topic briefs will be published soon to address The Seal of Biliteracy, Dual Language programs, Transitional Bilingual Education programs, Home Language Arts supports, Bilingual Special Education, and best practices.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages at 518-474-8775 or

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