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Oswego, New York 13126
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                                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.



The NYSESLAT materials will be sent in three shipments to arrive in schools as follows:

               Shipment 1 (Speaking subtest administration and scoring materials): April 7–8, 2014

Shipment 2 (Listening, Reading, and Writing subtest administration materials): April 30–May 2, 2014

                  Shipment 3 (Scoring materials for Writing subtest): May 15–16, 2014

2013-2014 NYSESLAT Schedule:


Speaking Test:  April 9-May 16, 2014


Listening Reading, Writing Tests: May 5-May 16, 2014


 August 2013 NYSESLAT Scale Score Chart:


*In 2014 the test levels are K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12.   

2104 NYSESLAT Procedures:

Testing tips

  • Please send your child to school every day on time. Attendance is essential for students to be successful throughout the year, and the testing schedule is demanding. Unless your child is ill, he/she should be in school.
  • Be sure that your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast. Wellness is important every day, especially during testing. Students who are well rested and nourished will perform to the best of their ability on assessments.
  • Help your child relax and reduce unnecessary anxiety. Students are well prepared for important state assessments. Join us in reminding your child that testing is an opportunity to "show what you know."

            (Contact Mid-state RBERN at for more information)

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




Administrator's Manual








2014 NYSELAT Parent Brochures





Guide to the 2014 NYSESLAT 






graphics from



NYSESLAT 2013 Overview Training Power Point:

NYSESLAT Writing & Speaking Power Point:


Related Files

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    pptx NYSESLAT Overview (pptx file - 211 KB)

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Related Links
    » Getting Ready for the NYSESLAT
    » NYSESLAT Training Workshops
    » Academic Vocabulary by grade level and content area
    » How to Read Graphs and Charts
    » Helping Your Children Take Tests
    » Spanish Version-Helping Your Children Take Tests

Laura Stevens