New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) Sample Items with Annotations | EngageNY

New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) Sample Items with Annotations

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Spring 2016 NYSESLAT Sample Questions are provided to demonstrate how the assessment gathers information about the English language proficiency of students. The questions are annotated to show performance that students at corresponding proficiency levels must demonstrate in order to correctly answer each question.  In conjunction with the other resources, this resource can be used to help align instructional practices to the Spring 2016 NYSESLAT.

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1a) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Speaking - Grade K - TOM 2 - Commanding PLD (691.88 KB)
1b) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Speaking - Grades 1-2 - TOM 1 - Emerging PLD (606.83 KB)
1c) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Speaking - Grades 3-4 - TOM 3 - Expanding PLD (691.98 KB)
1d) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Speaking - Grades 5-6 - TOM 1 - Transitioning PLD (739.42 KB)
1e) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Speaking - Grades 7-8 - TOM 1 - Transitioning PLD (584.04 KB)
1f) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Speaking - Grades 9-12 - TOM 2 - Emerging PLD (605.51 KB)
2a) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grade K - Character-Image Sorting Item Type (568.04 KB)
2b) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grade K - Main Topic Image Sorting Item Type (505.54 KB)
2c) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grade K - Story Order Item Type (632.47 KB)
2d) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grade K - Descriptions Item Type (522.25 KB)
2e) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grade K - Word Recognition Item Type (547.63 KB)
2f) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grade K - Words from Context Item Type (488.44 KB)
2g) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grade K - Dev of Story Image Sorting Item Type (591.8 KB)
2h) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grade K - Dev of Ideas Image Sorting Item Type (664.35 KB)
2i) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grade K - Sound-Word Match Item Type (519.75 KB)
2j) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grade K - Alphabet Recognition Item Type (459.71 KB)
2k) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grade K - Word Reading 1 Item Type (542.7 KB)
2l) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grade K - Letter-Sound Recognition Item Type (516.98 KB)
2m) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grade K - Sentence Reading Item Type (524 KB)
2n) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grade K - Word Reading 2 Item Type (529.93 KB)
2o) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grade K - Letter Writing Item Type (532.17 KB)
2p) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grade K - Word Writing Item Type (624.46 KB)
2q) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grade K - Sentence Writing Item Type (627.39 KB)
2r) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grade K - Story Writing Item Type (701.72 KB)
3a) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grades 1-2 - TOM 1 - Entering PLD (565.82 KB)
3b) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grades 3-4 - TOM 2 - Transitioning PLD (612.6 KB)
3c) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grades 5-6 - TOM 4 - Expanding PLD (545.65 KB)
3d) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grades 7-8 - TOM 1 - Emerging PLD (543.39 KB)
3e) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Listening - Grades 9-12 - TOM 3 - Commanding PLD (550.29 KB)
4a) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grades 1-2 - TOM 1 - Expanding PLD (536.4 KB)
4b) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grades 3-4 - TOM 3 - Transitioning PLD (539.13 KB)
4c) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grades 5-6 - TOM 2 - Entering PLD (554.58 KB)
4d) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grades 7-8 - TOM 4 - Commanding PLD (583.95 KB)
4e) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Reading - Grades 9-12 - TOM 5 - Transitioning PLD (559.4 KB)
5a) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grades 1-2 - Short Constructed Response - TOMs 1,2 (687.74 KB)
5b) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grades 3-4 - Extended Constructed Response - TOMs 1,2,3 (675.73 KB)
5c) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grades 5-6 - Short Constructed Response - TOMs 1,2 (633.56 KB)
5d) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grades 7-8 - Short Constructed Response - TOMs 1,2 (636.16 KB)
5e) NYSESLAT Sample Item - Writing - Grades 9-12 - Extended Constructed Response - TOMs 1,2,4 (662.5 KB)