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Oswego, New York 13126
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            NYSESLAT  2016             





                                Every April & May all NYS ESL students are given a state mandated test (NYSESLAT) to assess their proficiency and growth in English.

 Cada mayo, los estudiantes en ESL toman un examen de mandato del estado de Nueva York que se llama NYSESLAT para evaluar sus habilidades y progreso en inglés.

Speaking 2016: April 12-May 13

Reading, Writing & Listening 2016: May 2-May 13

Submit to Scoring Center by May 27th

2015 NYSESLAT Information

2015 School Administrator's Manual


There are 5 fundamental changes or shifts in 2015:

1. Measures CCLS and 5 New Language Arts (NLA) Progressions

2. Performance levels:

(The five levels:Entering, Emerging, Transitioning,

Expanding, and Commanding at which each student is identified by the NYSESLAT

to describe the student’s academic English language proficiency)

3. Integrated approach to modalities (R,W,L)

4. Text complexity:

Focuses on aspects of instruction

that students encounter in content-area classrooms

5. Instructionally relevant academic language:

The questions focus on the language and language structures

that support the content as opposed to the content itself

*See NYSESLAT 2015 Turnkey Training 

            (Contact Mid-state RBERN at for more information)

              Click on the pictures below to read more about the NYSESLAT:             



Comparison of Spring 2013 & 2014 NYSESLAT with Spring 2015 NYSESLAT








2015 NYSELAT Turnkey Training-Writing & Speaking





EngageNY Resources for the 2015 NYSESLAT 






         graphics from


Sample Items

*If you've received an email from the Metrotech developers of the new 2015 NYSESLAT,  and your district representative has been assigned to attend the ONLY Training of the Trainer workshop they'll offer-

Follow up with these suggested steps:

  • Be sure your representative is registered for the training.
  • Upon their return, schedule a meeting for your rep to train your ESL staff and possibly other education leaders in your district to ensure fidelity to state guidelines as they administer these new exams. ***The testing window begins on April 14th already!!***
  • Become adept with the general material itself by reading it through. Find it on:
Warning: If you did not receive an email of this kind and know nothing about this training, call your regional RBERN office immediately.


Laura Stevens