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NYSESLAT Administration & Scoring: 9th-12th Grade Writing

February 25 @ 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 New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). Participants will have the opportunity to norm on scoring the 9th-12th Grade Writing portions of the NYSESLAT using the state-published rubric.

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 9th-12th Grade Writing rubric and how to use it to score student responses on the NYSESLAT
– The beginnings of a network of fellow MLL/ELL educators across NYC charter schools

*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).

Presenters: Melissa Katz & Jennifer Hall

**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 9-12 Grade Writing and K-12 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 25
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Event Category/Strand:
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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
High School