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Glossaries for ELLs/MLLs Accomodations

These glossaries are to PROVIDE PERMITTED TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS of ELL/MLL students. They should also be used for INSTRUCTION during the school year. These glossaries may be downloaded, printed and disseminated to educators, parents and ELLs/MLLs.

Bilingual glossaries are an essential and expected test accommodation for ELLs/MLLs in the State of New York. The languages of these glossaries cover the top 10 languages at the state level, with new languages added based on changing language populations in the NY State student demographic data. 

Schools should provide testing accommodations to ELLs/MLLs, as needed, on all NYS ELA and content-area assessments (i.e., Mathematics, Science and Social Studies). Districts/schools must make all necessary arrangements to make these accommodations available for ELLs/MLLs who need them. Please click here for the New York State Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages Webpage on "Assessment and Testing Accommodations".

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) GLOSSARIES

Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese (simplified & traditional), French, Fulani, Greek, Haitian, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Malay, Mandinka, Marshallese, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof

MATH GLOSSARIES

SCIENCE GLOSSARIES

SOCIAL STUDIES GLOSSARIES

GUIDE OF KEY TERMS USED TO DESCRIBE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH THE PRACTICES RELATED TO THE EDUCATION OF ELLS/MLLS IN NEW YORK