New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT)

The NYSESLAT is designed to annually assess the English language proficiency of all English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in Grades K–12. It is a component of the State’s compliance with federal laws that mandate annually assessing and monitoring the English Language proficiency progress of all ELLs.
Click here for the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) 2016 School Administrator's Manual
The NYSESLAT Targets of Measurement documents describe what students should be able to do at each grade band level, linked to specific targets of measurement and their linguistic purposes. Resource files are provided by each modality. Educators can use this resource to ensure their instruction and formative assessment are aligned with these targets.

In conjunction with the other resources found on EngageNY, these webinettes can be used to help align instruction to the administration of the NYSESLAT.

Webinette 1: Welcome to the NYSESLAT “Webinette” Series

Webinette 2: Overview of the NYSESLAT

Webinette 3: New York State Learning Standards, Progressions, and Linguistic Demands

Webinette 4: Targets of Measurement and Performance Level Descriptions