Updates and Memos
- August 2019 memo – Determining the English Language Proficiency Level for an English Language Learner/Multilingual Learner (ELL/MLL) on the 2019 NYSESLAT
- Report – Transforming Districts, Schools and Classrooms in New York State by prioritizing Equity and Academic Success for Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners
- Guide to Community-based Organizations for Immigrants
- Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework
- November 2018 memo – Next Day Completion of Testing for ELLs/MLLs on Regents Examinations
- November 2018 – Regents Exam Assurance Form
- September 2018 – Guidance for Emergent Multilingual Learners Language Profile
- August 2018 memo – NYSESLAT Determining an ELLs Language Proficiency Level
- 2018-2019 CR Part 154 Comprehensive ELL Education Plan (CEEP)
- June 2018 Memo – Diploma Options for Puerto Rican students displaced by Hurricanes Irma or Maria
- April 2018 – Recent Natural Disasters and Displaced Families: Resources and Guidance for School Districts, Families, and Community Organizations
- March 2018 – Five World Languages Assessments Approved for 4+1 Pathway to Graduation
- February 2018 – Guidance on Determining ELL/MLL Status of and Services for Students with Disabilities
- January 2018 – Clarification on the Criteria for Earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB)
- December 2017 – New York State Next Generation Learning Standards: Supporting All Students Conference Materials from November 30, 2017
- October 2017 – Board of Regents Acts to Help Teachers Displaced by Hurricane Maria
- October 2017 Memo – Students Displaced by Recent Hurricanes
- State Education Department Proposes Changes to Enhance Teacher Preparation Programs to Better Serve English Language Learners
- ESSA informational video
- Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Translated Resources
- Roadmap to College for ELLs/MLLs
- Instructional Materials and Glossaries
- 2018 NYSITELL information
- NYSESLAT Support
- Resources for English Language Learners (ELLs) who are Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)
- Blueprint for ELL/MLL Success
- ELL/MLL Parent Bill of Rights
- ELL Identification & Placement/Home Language Questionnaire
- PENpal interactive Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) toolkits
- New York State Seal of Biliteracy
- OBE-WL Newsletters
- NYS School District Index
Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI)
Teacher preparation, programming, and instruction are a part of our ongoing commitment to English Language Learners (ELLs)/Multilingual Learners (MLLs) and the New York State Education Department’s overarching and steadfast mission to ensure that all students attain the highest level of academic success and language proficiency and become college and career ready. The CR-ITI-BE program’s main initiative is to provide ELLs/MLLs with highly qualified and certified teachers in the areas of Bilingual Education (BE) and English as a New Language (ENL). Click this link to be directed to current CR-ITI programs.
New York State Education Department Resources
- New York State Education Department Home Page – The Board of Regents and its State Education Department govern education from prekindergarten to graduate school. They are constitutionally responsible for setting education policy, standards and rules – and are legally required to ensure that the entities they oversee carry them out
- New York State Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages – Our mission is to ensure that all New York State students, including English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs), attain the highest level of academic success and language proficiency.
- New York State Office of State Assessment – Information dealing with test scores, regents examinations, and learning standards for both elementary through high school curricula.
- Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network – (RBE-RN) work in partnership with OBEWL staff to provide technical assistance and professional development to districts/schools in order to improve instructional practices and educational outcomes of students who are English Language Learners (ELLs).
- State Aid – Financial support for public schools comes from three sources: the federal government, state formula aids and grants, and revenues raised locally. State aid for public schools comes primarily from the State General Fund wherein the major revenue source is state taxes.
- Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers – (RSE-TASC) are specifically structured with resources that will provide expertise to school districts to improve core instructional programs that research has shown to be effective for students with disabilities.
- Board of Regents – The Regents are responsible for the general supervision of all educational activities within the State, presiding over The University and the New York State Education Department. The Regents are organized into standing committees, subcommittees and work groups whose members and chairs are appointed by the Chancellor.