New York: English Language Learner (ELL) Resources
New York schools were home to more than 207,000 English Language Learners (ELLs), as of the 2013-2014 school year, as per the Migration Policy Institute in 2015. Currently, there are five most common spoken languages by ELLs in New York – Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Urdu, and Arabic.
State of New York ELL Resources
State Agency: New York State Education Department
ELL Regulations & Guidance
New York State: Title III Information
New York State: Regulations & Waivers
New York State: ELL Parent Resources
The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools: Bilingual Glossaries
Placement Exam: New York State Identification Test for ELLs (NYSITELL)
ELP Standards & Assessment
EngageNY: Bilingual Common Core Initiative
New York Office of Assessment: Resources for Parents and Educators
Statewide Standards-Based Assessment
Assessment: New York State Testing Program (NYSTP)
National Clearing House for English Language Acquisition (NCELA): Title III Information
Common Core State Standards: NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards
Lectura Books is the go to source for bilingual books and culturally relevant family reading programs.
The Latino Literacy Project
The Latino Family Literacy Project is known for its award-winning parent involvement programs for Spanish speaking parents.
New York State TESOL
NYS TESOL is an affiliate TESOL member. Its mission is to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language learning and teaching for speakers of other languages worldwide.
New York: Seal of Biliteracy
In 2013, New York adopted the Seal of Biliteracy to promote bilingual pride. The Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to be biliterate and aid schools in promoting bilingualism by granting seals and medals. The organization has an award, which recognizes students who have studied and reached proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate high school.
New York State Association for Bilingual Education
The New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) is a multicultural and multilingual association that fosters awareness and appreciation of biculturalism and bilingualism. The association believes that cultural pluralism is important in our society.
Regional Bilingual Educational Resource Networks
The New York State Education Department (NYSE) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL) operates eight Regional Bilingual Education Resource Networks (RBE-RNs). The network provides assistance and professional develop to schools and school districts that help improve modes of instruction, as well as educational outcomes, of ELLs students.
Partnership for After School Education
The Partnership for After School Education (PASE) is an organization that promotes and supports quality afterschool programs for youth, especially in underserved communities. The organization enables New York youth the ability identify and reach their fullest potential.
Note: Regulations change from time to time. These resources and guidelines were complied in July 2018. If you see that something needs to be updated, please send an email to _____. For more detailed information regarding ELL guidelines and policies at the state and federal levels, please refer to the following:
Migration Policy Institute: ELL Information Center