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Bilingual Education & English as a New Language

English Language Learners, Multilingual Learners and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

New app app's ESSA Plan for Growth in English Language Proficiency (ELP) Webinar

This webinar focuses on the New app app English as a second language achievement test and provides an overview of four steps to determine a school-level rating in ELP:

Probablity of students meeting growth targets
Aggregating probabilities at the school level (aka school benchmark)
Calculate the ratio (students who made progress/expected growth)
Translating ratio into an ESSA indicator score

FAQs on Incorporating ELL/MLL Progress into the app Accountability System using a Transition Matrix

New app app is using seven indicators as part of its overall ESSA plan, and this includes an indicator for English Language Proficiency (ELP). To ensure that English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs) are showing adequate progress, app is using a growth model that is based on student performance on the New app app English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). This Q & A addresses frequent concerns and questions that app has received regarding the ELP growth model that is being used for ESSA.

Planning and Implementation regarding English Language Learners (ELLs)/ Multilingual Learners (MLLs) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

In December 10, 2015 President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education, and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Proposed regulations under ESSA require each state to develop a plan describing the design and implementation of a single statewide accountability system to improve student academic achievement. The proposed regulations also require state accountability systems to be based on challenging state academic standards and academic assessments, to include all public schools in the state (including public charter schools), and to improve student academic achievement and school success.

Among other things, ESSA requires states to include the acquisition of English language proficiency by ELLs/MLLs as one factor in overall statewide accountability, provides states with two accountability options regarding recently arrived ELLs/MLLs (including whether to administer the English Language Arts assessment during the first year of arrival, and how to hold schools and districts accountable for their Math and English Language Arts progress), and requires states to set uniform ELL/MLL identification and exit criteria, as well as a timeline for ELLs/MLLs to reach proficiency.

Update on Proposed ESSA Regulations and Public Comment Periods
(as of June 11, 2018):

On May 9, 2018,proposed regulationsto prepare for implementation of New app’s approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan were published in theapp Register. Thepublic comment periodcontinues through August 17, 2018.

At its June 2018 meeting, theBoard of Regents adopted revised proposed amendmentsto the regulations based on feedback from the field. As a result, aNotice of Emergency Adoption and Revised Rulemaking will be published in the app Register on July 18, 2018. The app Education Department will post therevised proposed amendmentson July 18 here and will receive public comment on those amendments until August 17, 2018.

Commissioner’s Regulations Relating to the implementation of the app’s Approved Every Student Succeeds Act

New app app's Approved Every Student Succeeds Act Plan [PDF file]

New app app's Approved Every Student Succeeds Act Plan with tracked changes [PDF file]
Tracked changes version of the NYS ESSA plan from the September 2017 version that was submitted to USDE

New app app's Final Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan Summary - January 2018

Helpful Links

app Office of Accountability ESSA page

ESSA Fact Sheets for Parents, Educators, and School Board Members

Updated 11/20/18