Support for Parents

Resources for Parents of Ells at NYSED

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages at the New York State Education Department (NYSED) strives to provide students whose home languages are other than English access to equity and excellence in education. NYSED strongly values bilingualism, strives to provide the best setting for your child to develop his or her full language potential and provides online resources available at:

There you will have access to many topics available in your language.

A list of the resources is below – Most are translated into twenty-five languages:

Common Core State Standards Guide (translated)

Comprehensive English Language Learner Parent Guide (translated)

English Language Learner Parent Events

Helpful Links for English Language Learner Parents

Next Generation Learning Standards: Parent Resources

Parent Bill of Rights (translated) and ELL Parent Hotline

Parent Guide to the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL) (translated)

Parent Guide to the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) (translated)

Parent Orientation Video: English Language Learner Programs in New York State (translated)

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI)

Roadmap to College for ELLs and MLs

ESSA Fact Sheets for Parents of ELLs
Available in 15 languages

In addition to the resources listed above, information-providing fact sheets as also available about the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its support for English language learners.

ESSA Fact Sheet for Parents (English)

ESSA Fact Sheets for Parents (Translated)