NYSESLAT Conversion Chart from OSA

We are sharing the following news from the Office of State Assessment:

Determining the English Language Proficiency Level for an English Language Learner/Multilingual Learner (ELL/MLL) on the NYSESLAT (attachment)

  • Please find attached a copy of the memorandum titled, NYSESLAT—Determining the English Language Proficiency Level for an English Language Learner/Multilingual Learner (ELL/MLL), which is also posted at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nyseslat/

  • This memorandum provides the scale score ranges for the 2019 New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT), along with guidance and information concerning the interpretation of the scale scores.

  • Questions about determining any ELLs/MLLs level of English language proficiency may be directed to the Office of State Assessment at (518) 474-5902 or emscassessinfo@nysed.gov.

  • Questions regarding bilingual/English as a new language services may be directed to the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) by email at obewl@nysed.gov or by phone at 518‑474‑8775.

  • If your school has not received students’ NYSESLAT score data, please contact the Regional Information Center (RIC) or Large-City Scanning Center, as applicable. Questions concerning score data may also be directed to the Office of Information and Reporting Services at 518‑474‑7965.

If you have questions, please reach out to the HV RBERN at 914-345-8500 x 3158.

You may be interested in participating in our workshop "Using NYSESLAT Data to Plan for Instruction - at Southern Westchester BOCES". This workshop is also offered at other regional locations. Please see our website hudsonvalleyrbern.org for more information.

HV RBERN Update

We hope you have been enjoying your summer!

The 2019 NYSESLAT scores are available for districts to download from the NYSED L2RPT portal.

NYSESLAT scores are available to authorized users in the:

  • SIRS-301 Tested/Not Tested Confirmation Report, and

  • SIRS-302 Tested/Not Tested Confirmation All Assessments Reports.

Please share this information with your District Data Coordinator as appropriate.

NYSED OBE-WL has posted the 2019-2020 Comprehensive ELL Education Plan (CEEP) in the SED Business Portal for all districts to complete no later than October 15, 2019.

  • This year’s CEEP is to be completed electronically through the SED Business Portal; Data and Information Reports are not being collected with this year's CEEP.

  • 2019-2020 CEEP is assurance-focused; narratives are applicable where further explanations are needed. The updates section does have a few questions that may involve written responses.

  • Questions can be directed to the the HV RBERN at rbern@swboces.org or to the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages at OBEWL@NYSED.GOV.

Since our last newsletter, the Hudson Valley RBERN has added a considerable amount of workshops to our catalog. You'll notice we will be presenting at several BOCES locations to help serve all of our districts throughout the Hudson Valley Region. Please click on this link to view all of our workshops scheduled thus far. Check back with us, as we continue to add more workshops! We look forward to seeing you soon at a location near you.

More seats have been added to the following workshop:
Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for ELLs in Grades 3-12
10/22/19, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Southern Westchester BOCES


Educators with experience in bilingual/dual language programs or those who support bilingual students are invited to submit a proposal for a breakout session for our Sustaining Multilingualism in the Hudson Valley Conference scheduled for November 5, 2019. Breakout session proposals should be submitted no later than August 30, 2019. Please share this with those who may be interested. Conference registration information will be shared soon. Stay tuned!

Partner Events

From Manhattanville College:
The 9th Annual Manhattanville Early Childhood Professional Development Conference
10/19/19, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
For more information about this event and to register, please click here.

Summer Update

We're happy to share that there are still seats available at the workshop for An Educator's Guide to Migrant Students, Trauma & Social Emotional Learning at Orange-Ulster BOCES on 8/22/19. Please click here to register.

The following new HV RBERN workshops have been scheduled. Please click on the links below to register.

At Southern Westchester BOCES:

Teaching Reading to English Language Learners - What's Different?
9/19/19, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for ELLs in Grades 3-12
10/22/19, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Classrooms as CR-S Learning Communities
2/5/20, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

At Sullivan BOCES:

Using NYSESLAT Data to Plan for Instruction (AM SESSION)
9/27/19, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


NYS Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan - What Educators of ELLs Need to Know (PM SESSION)
9/27/19, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

At Rockland BOCES:

Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for ELLs in Grades 3-12
10/11/19, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Classrooms as CR-S Learning Communities
12/13/19, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Teaching Reading to English Language Learners - What's Different?
1/10/20, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

At Dutchess BOCES:

An Educator's Guide to Migrant Students, Trauma & Social Emotional Learning (AM Session)
11/7/19, 9:30 AM – 12:15 PM


An Educator's Guide to Migrant Students, Trauma & Social Emotional Learning (PM Session)
11/7/19, 12:45 PM – 3:30 PM

At Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES:

An Educator's Guide to Migrant Students, Trauma & Social Emotional Learning
11/25/19, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


Literacy for ELLs in Elementary Classrooms
2/24/20, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


An Educator's Guide to Migrant Students, Trauma & Social Emotional Learning
3/13/20, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

To view all upcoming RBERN workshops, please click here.

The HV RBERN team is busy planning for our Sustaining Multilingualism in the Hudson Valley Conference, scheduled for November 5, 2019. Our local educators working in bilingual programs and/or with bilingual students are encouraged to submit a proposal for a breakout session. See our website for more information.

Career Opportunities

For more information about the following career opportunities, please contact Eric Baird, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Community Relations, 845-942-3018:

School Psychologist - Bilingual
American Sign Language Teacher

North Rockland CSD

Please visit pnwboces.org/olas for more information about the following opportunity:

Elementary Leave Replacement for Dual Language Program
Ossining UFSD