In September of 2014, the Board of Regents adopted amendments to CR Part 154 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. These regulations establish the legal requirements for the education of English Language Learners (ELLs) in New York State. CR Part 154 defines Former ELLs as students who were identified as ELLs and have exited ELL status within the past two school years. This document is designed to provide guidance in developing a program of service for Former ELLs that monitors and supports ongoing English language development and academic progress by providing answers to questions that may be useful in developing a program.
This presentation provides important information related to initial and re-entry identification and annual review protocols to be followed for English Language Learners (ELLs) who are also classified as Students with Disabilities (SWD). These regulations will take effect in 2015-2016.