New York: ELL Resources

As of the 2012-13 school year, New York's schools were home to more than 237,000 English language learners (ELLs), which marks a 33% increase from the 2002-2003 school year (Migration Policy Institute, 2015). Currently, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in New York are Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Bengali, and Haitian.

State ELL Resources

State Agency: New York State Education Department

ELL Website:

EngageNY: Bilingual Common Core Initiative

ELL Regulations & Guidance

ELL Identification

The following documents offer additional information about statewide ELL identification:

Screening & ID Document English Language Learners (ELLs) Screening, Identification, Placement, Review, and Exit Criteria

Home Language Survey: Home Language Questionnaires

Placement Exam: New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL)

ELP Standards & Assessment

EngageNY: Bilingual Common Core Initiative

At this time, NYSED is developing New Language Arts Progressions (NLAP) and Home Language Arts Progressions (HLAP) for every NYS Common Core Learning Standard in every grade.

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

Learn more from the Office of State Assessment.

Statewide Standards-Based Assessment

Assessment: New York State Testing Program (NYSTP)

Learn more from the Office of State Assessment.

ELL Accommodations: Assessment Accommodation Information

Additional Information

NCELA: Title III Information

Common Core State Standards: Yes (NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards)

 

Statewide Organizations

New York State Assocation for Bilingual Education

The New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) is a multilingual and multicultural association fostering the awareness and appreciation of bilingualism and biculturalism as an integral part of cultural pluralism in our society.

Regional Bilingual Educational Resource Networks

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL) is operating eight (8) Regional Bilingual Education - Resource Networks (RBE-RNs) (technical assistance support centers) in the State

New York City: Office of English Language Learners

The Department provides ELLs, former ELLs, immigrants, and their families with equity and access to an excellent education through a variety of ways.

National Coalition for Asian American Children and Families

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) is an advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of Asian Pacific American children in New York City. CACF is the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization.

New York State Parent Information Resource Centers

New York State has two Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRC) funded by the U.S. Department of Education: Families and Communities Together with Schools (FACTS) and Every Person Influences Children (EPIC).

New York State TESOL

NYS TESOL is a non-profit group of professionals concerned with the education of English language learners at all levels of public and private education in New York State.

New York State United Teachers

Through a representative democratic structure, New York State United Teachers improves the professional, economic and personal lives of our members and their families, strengthens the institutions in which they work, and furthers the cause of social justice through the trade union movement. NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association.

NYS Higher Education Services Corporation

Information on New York State financial aid programs, tips for choosing a school, career planning guides, and more.

Partnership for After School Education

The Partnership for After School Education (PASE), a New York City-focused organization, promotes and supports quality afterschool programs for youth, particularly those from underserved communities, enabling them to identify and reach their full potential.

State English Language Proficiency Standards: New York

The New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education has developed these standards, which are meant to serve as the foundation for ESL curriculum, instruction, and assessment for all LEP/ELLs in New York State, grades Pre-K through 12. The NYS ESL learning standards also serve as the framework for the New York State ESL Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), which is administered annually to all LEP/ELLs in New York.

 

References

Ruiz Soto, Ariel G., Sarah Hooker, and Jeanne Batalova. 2015. States and Districts with the Highest Number and Share of English Language Learners. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/states-and-districts-highest-number-and-share-english-language-learners

Ruiz Soto, Ariel G., Sarah Hooker, and Jeanne Batalova. 2015. Top Languages Spoken by English Language Learners Nationally and by State. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute. http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/number-and-growth-students-us-schools-need-english-instruction-2009

Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students. New York Rate of EL Growth (1997/98-2007/08). Compiled July 2010 and retrieved from http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/t3sis/state/newyork/.