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

Half of East Ramapo students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12 are taking the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) May 13 through May 17.

What is NYSESLAT? It is a state issued annual exam designed to assess the English language proficiency of all English Language Learners (ELLs) enrolled in Grades K–12 in New York State schools. The test provides the State and schools with important information about the English language development of ELLs. It is also part of New York’s compliance with federal laws that mandate the annual assessment and monitoring of the English language proficiency of all ELLs.

What kinds of things are the students tested on?
The NYSESLAT includes multiple choice, short written response questions, long written response questions, and oral response questions in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.

What’s the result of this comprehensive assessment?
NYSESLAT testing will determine the levels of service ELLs will receive in Bilingual Education (Transitional or Dual Language) and/or English as a New Language (ENL) services for the 2024–25 school year as prescribed in the Commissioner’s Regulations.The NYSESLAT is aligned to the Linguistic Demands of grade-level instruction delivered to ELLs based on the New York State learning standards.

To learn more, visit https://www.nysed.gov/sites/default/files/programs/state-assessment/nyseslat-sam-2024.pdf


https://www.nysed.gov/sites/default/files/programs/bilingual-ed/nyseslatparentinfobrochure-english.pdf

 

https://www.nysed.gov/sites/default/files/understanding-nyseslat-score-report-2017-spanish.pdf

 

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