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May 27, 2016

Share your feedback on NYSESLAT in June 8 webinar

Source: Research and Educational Services

NYSUT, in collaboration with NYSED, invites teachers who administered the 2016 New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) to join an interactive webinar at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 8.  NYSUT Vice President Catalina Fortino will host the webinar.

This is an opportunity to share your feedback about the NYSESLAT, especially regarding test length and format; quality and range of test items; developmental appropriateness, and clarity of rubrics and scoring.

It also will cover 2016 NYSESLAT Enhancements, including:

  • Speaking: Rephrasing option
    Student can repeat answer if inaudible
  • Writing: Distinction between 0 score and no response
    Revised student checklist
    Annotated sample responses in scoring guide
    Combined rubric and scoring notes for each grade band
  • Listening, Reading, Writing: Unique sample questions for each test session
  • Kindergarten: Separate tests for Listening, Speaking, and Writing
    Format and presentation changes
    Reduced number of answer choices

To register for the webinar, please go to: http://www.nysut.org/eReg/ESLAT16.  Once you register for the webinar, instructions for log in and participating will be emailed to you. Contact Teresa Bashant at (518) 213-6000 x 6611 or tbashant@nysutmail.org if you have any questions about the webinar.