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NYSESLAT Administration & Scoring: 5th-8th Grade Writing

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

All charter schools are mandated to administer the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) annually to their MLL/ELL students. In this training, participants will learn the ins and outs of administering the Writing subtest of the NYSESLAT. Participants will have the opportunity to norm on scoring the 5th-8th Grade Writing portions of the NYSESLAT using the state-published rubrics.

By attending this session, attendees will leave with…
– An understanding of the legal mandates and logistics associated with administering the NYSESLAT
– An understanding of the NYSESLAT 5th-8th Grade Writing rubrics and how to use them to score student responses on the NYSESLAT
– The beginnings of a network of fellow MLL/ELL educators across NYC charter schools

Presenters: Melissa Katz & Jennifer Hall

*Note that ENL/ESL and ELA teachers are not eligible to score their own students and each school will need a committee of at least three Writing scorers (one for each piece a student produces).

**Attendees will only use ONE (1) ELL Compliance & Assessment (ECA) seat, even if they are attending multiple NYSESLAT administration and scoring sessions (for example, someone attending both 5th-8th Grade Writing and K-12th Grade Speaking would use only one ECA seat). ECA seat allotment is based on schools’ membership with The Collaborative for Inclusive Education:
Select/Core – 1 seat/semester
Enhanced – 2 seats/semester
Premier – 3 seats/semester


February 24
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Suggested Audience
Deans/Coaches, ELL Teachers, General Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, School Leaders
Seat Type
ECA: ELL Compliance/Assessment
Suggested Grade Level
Elementary, Middle