English Language Learners
This session will have general information for families of Multilingual Learners (ML)/ English Language Learners (ELL).
- All initial testing for newly admitted students will be completed by the 10th day of school (9/20/23).
- Individual student assessment results from NYSITELL (New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners) and NYSESLAT (New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test) (Entitlement/ Non-Entitlement letters) will be sent home before the 20th day of school (10/5/23).
Identifying English Language Learners
All parents and guardians of newly enrolled students must complete a Home Language Identification Survey which includes an interview with the child as well.
If your responses show that your child speaks a language other than English at home, the school will give your child the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners. (NYSITELL)
This test measures your child’s understanding of English and determines their entitlement to Multilingual Learner (ML)/ English Language Learner (ELL) services for the current school year.
If you and/or your child’s teacher(s) think your child has been misidentified as needing or not needing ML/ELL services contact Mrs. Puma at [email protected], (718) 351-5454, or on Class Dojo as soon as possible.
Tests for ML/ ELL students
Explanation of Language Proficiency Levels