iLit ELL and NY Part 154 Adopted Regulation iLit ELL

iLit ELL and NY Part 154
Adopted Regulation
iLit ELL
Implement a three step ELL identification
process to ensure holistic and individualized
decisions can be made by qualified personnel,
(1) administration of the Home Language
(2) individual interview with the student;
(3) administration of a statewide English
language proficiency identification
TELL a new normed referenced
test for English Language Learners
measures reading, speaking,
listening and writing. This tool is
part of iLit ELL and can be used to
both identify students language
proficiency and monitor their
language growth.
The reporting capabilities of iLit
ELL give teachers access to
student data. In addition
Retention of
School districts are required to collect and
• Records indicating parent’s preferred
language or mode of communication; and
• Records of notices and forms generated
during the identification and placement
process in ELL student’s cumulative record.
Parent letters are available in
multiple languages. In addition the
home access of the iLit library
gives parents access to 1600+ text
in 45 languages.
Parent notification and communication is
required to be in the language best
understood by the parents as indicated and on
file in each ELL student’s cumulative record.
School personnel is required to meet with
parents or persons in parental relation at least
once a year, in addition to other generally
required meetings with parents, to discuss
with parents their child’s academic content
and language development progress and
ELL Program
ELL identification, parent notification, signed
consent, and placement in a Bilingual
Education or ENL/ESL program is required to
take place within 10 school days after
initiating the identification process. [1542.3(g)(1)] School districts are required to
complete the identification process before an
ELL student receives a final school placement.
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A student is to be provisionally placed in a
school until the identification process is
completed. [154-2.3(a)(8)]
Each school with 20 or more ELL students of
the same grade who speak the same home
language continues to be required to provide
a Bilingual Education program. [154-2.3(d)(4)]
School districts are required to annually
estimate ELL enrollment before the end of
each school year, and create a sufficient
number of Bilingual Education programs in the
district, if there are 20 or more ELLs district
wide of the same grade level who speak the
same home language. [154-2.3(d)(1)]
Requirements New Bilingual Education programs are not to
be placed in a school identified as a School
Under Registration Review or as a Focus or
Priority School. [154-2.3(d)(3)]
A school district will be allowed to apply for a
one-year waiver for languages that represent
less than 5% of the statewide ELL population,
if the district can demonstrate it meets
established criteria and provides alternate
home language supports. [154-2.3(d)(6)]
Translanguaging employs that use
of native languages for student to
communicate. Since the iLit ELL
library has all the text available in
so many languages students can
use their native languages to make
meaning of complex text.
This may support students in
schools were bilingual education is
not available.
The maximum allowable grade span is two
contiguous grades for grouping instruction in
ENL/ESL and Bilingual Education programs.
If students have to stay in an ESL
program for two continues years
the content in iLit has been
uniquely architected to ensure
that there is no repetition to the
instructional components.
Districts are required to provide program
continuity so that ELLs can continue to receive
the program type (Bilingual Education or
ENL/ESL) in which they were initially enrolled.
In order to ensure program continuity, schools
are required to continue providing a Bilingual
Literacy engagement in one of the
predictors for literacy success. iLit
ELL has seven levels with unique
content in each level. This unique
content ensures that students
have NEW engaging content every
Grade Span
Ofelia Garcia from the New York
University works with NYC on
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Education program if at least 15 students who
speak the same home language were enrolled
in such a program in the previous school year.
In addition iLit ELL imbeds content
leveled readers in social studies
and science.
The Universal Access or UA icon in
iLit ELL provides teachers with
notes at point of use to address
students with disabilities
including; autistic, hard or hearing,
and visually impaired.
Students with
Proposed Subpart 154-3
regulations establishes:
1) Identification criteria to
determine whether, and
if so, which
accommodations. If
any, a Student with a
Disability uses during
administration of the
2) ELL Exit process and
criteria for eligible
Students with
iLit ELL has GRADE, a norm
reference NCRTI approved test to
determine students grade level
equivalency. This tool is available
at the beginning, middle, and end
of year.
ELL Exit
Exit criteria has expanded to allow qualified
students to exit
ELL status by:
OPTION 1) Scoring at the
Proficient/Commanding level
on the NYSESLAT [154-2.3(m)(1)(i)]
OPTION 2) Scoring at the Advanced/Expanding
level on
-and3+ on a grade 3-8 ELA Assessment,
-or65 + on the Regents Exam in English
Districts are required to annually identify
ELLs not demonstrating adequate
performance and provide additional support
services aligned to district wide intervention
plans. [154-2.3(j)]
iLit ELL includes a sophisticated
reporting capabilities. These
progress monitoring tools will
provide teachers with data they
can use including warning signs
when students are not making
Support for
In addition iLit ELL includes TELL, a
normed referenced test that
includes a series of progress
monitoring probes that can be
used to determine students
language development in reading,
speaking, listening, and writing.
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iLit ELL will also assign Foundation
Literacy skills to students who
need more.
Former ELL
School districts are required to provide at
least two years of Former ELL services to
support students who exit out of ELL status
· A half unit of study of Integrated
ENL/ESL in ELA, Math, Science or Social
· With OBEFLS approval, other services
that monitor and support each Former
ELL’s language development and
academic progress
The iLit Suite includes iLit 20. As
students exit ELL services iLit 20
can be used a supplemental
support system to ensure students
continue to develop academic
English. iLit 20 has social studies
and science content readers to
support ELLs in all content areas.
As an organization we are
committed to positive student
School districts are required to ensure that a
prescribed percentage of Professional
Development hours be specific to the needs
of ELLs, co-teaching strategies, and
integrating language and content
instruction: annually seek permission
from the Commissioner for
a one year waiver from the
15%~50% PD
requirements if ELL
enrollment makes up less
than 5% of the school
district’s total student
population, and the school
district provides evidence
that the district’s PD plan
meets the needs of its
ELLs, co-teaching
strategies, and integrating
language and content
instruction for its ELLs.
· 15% total hours ELL-specific PD for
All Teachers
· 50% total hours ELL-specific PD for
Pearson provides professional
development to support ELLs
including SIOP.
iLit ELL has SIOP in Practice notes
at point of use to support teachers
transfer the SIOP strategies into
their daily instruction.
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Bilingual Education and ENL/ESL
Proposed amendments to
Part 80 will require all
prospective teachers to
complete coursework on
ELL instructional needs, co-teaching
strategies, and
integrating language and
content instruction for
School districts are required to provide
additional information in comprehensive
plans regarding programs for
subpopulations of ELLs, information
provided to parents in the languages they
best understand, methods to annually
measure and track ELL progress, and
Planning and systems to identify, assess, and exit
students from ELL status. School districts are
Requirements required to provide
additional information in reports regarding
programs for subpopulations of ELLs
including program information, if offered, by
subpopulations and languages spoken in
the school district.
iLit ELL teachers are part of large
national learning community.
Teachers share ideas and are on
author’s blog and provide
guidance on addressing ELLs.
iLit ELL has parent letters in
multiple languages to help in the
communication of what are the
student objectives.
iLit ELL’s reporting capabilities to
track ELLs progress in reading,
listening, speaking, and writing.