NYSESLAT Results (Grades K-8)

The New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) is administered annually to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students enrolled in Grades K-12. Students who have been identified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) are assessed every year to measure their English language proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and to track their annual progress toward proficiency. NYSESLAT helps schools determine which instructional standards they must focus on to ensure their English Language Learners fully acquire the language proficiency that will prepare them for success in the classroom.

 

 

Each student’s performance on the NYSESLAT will be the basis for determining whether the student continues to be an English Language Learner. Based on the results of the test, the student’s English language proficiency level is classified as Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, or Proficient. Such classification must be used to provide the required amount of language arts instruction prescribed under Part 154 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. For more information on this, click here.

 

The NYSESLAT is administered in five grade bands: K-1, 2-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-12. Each grade band has four modalities: Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing. In order to determine a student’s performance level (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, or Proficient), raw scores must be combined as follows:

 

A student’s English performance level is determined by the scale scores on both the Listening and Speaking, and Reading and Writing components of the NYSESLAT. The score ranges differ for each grade (K-12). English Language Learners are determined to be English proficient when they attain the minimum combined scale scores at the proficient level in both Listening and Speaking, and Reading and Writing. The score ranges differ for each grade (K-12). By themselves, the raw scores cannot be used to determine proficiency. Click here to access the most recent score conversion table.

 

 

Beginning (Level 1)

Intermediate (Level 2)   

Advanced (Level 3)

Proficient (Level 4)

 

 

Proficiency Level Display
Beginning (1)

 “Beg.”

Intermediate (2)

 “Inter.”

Advanced (3)

 “Adv.”

Proficient (4)

 “Prof.”

 

 

Proficiency Level Display
Beginning (1)

 “Beg.”

Intermediate (2)

 “Inter.”

Advanced (3)

 “Adv.”

Proficient (4)

 “Prof.”