DictionEnglish as a New Language

Ms. Baltazar
 
Ms. Arnone

 

Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners or LEP/ELLs

Federal and New York State laws and regulations refer to students who enter our school system speaking little or no English as limited English proficient (LEP) students.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) developed an Overall Strategy for Students in New York State, which sets clear, high expectations and standards for all students.

The New York State English Language Arts (ELA) Standards describe what all students, including LEP/ELLs should know and be able to do. The ELA Standards include:

  • ELA Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding.
  • ELA Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.
  • ELA Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.
  • ELA Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction.

All New York schools are now required to test new LEP/ELL entrants with the LAB-R assessment and to test all LEP/ELL students, every year, using the New York State ESL Achievement Test, the NYSESLAT. The NYSESLAT has five grade levels:
K-1, 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Each grade level has four sessions: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.

East Quogue Union Free School District includes English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in the curriculum.