Updated for the Spring 2016 administration of NYSESLAT
The New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) continues New York State’s efforts to provide English Language Learners with a test that is consistent with the Common Core, the New Language Progressions, and current advances in the field of language assessment. The links below provide relevant information about the NYSESLAT:
- Overview of the NYSESLAT
- NYSESLAT Targets of Measurement
- NYSESLAT Performance Level Descriptions
- NYSESLAT Rubrics
- NYSESLAT Passage Review Criteria and Appendix
- NYSESLAT Item Review Checklists
- Sample Items with Annotations
- NYSESLAT for Kindergarten
For additional information on the administration and scoring of the NYSESLAT, please see the New York State Education Department's Office of State Assessment’s NYSESLAT page, and click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the NYSESLAT.
For information about New York State’s ELL student population who will be taking the NYSESLAT, please see the New York State ELL Demographics PowerPoint presentation.
For parent information about the NYSESLAT, please see the Parent Brochure, available on the New York State Education Department's Office of Bilingual Education's website in multiple languages.