About Mid-West RBERN
CR Part 154
Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL)
CR Part 154
Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)
Guidance on the Identification of ELLs
ELL Identification Chart
ELLs with Disabilities
HLQ and Individual Interview Guidance
Enrolling and Serving Recently Arrived Unaccompanied Children
HLQ PenPal order form
Parent Notification Letter Templates
Parents/guardians must be notified promptly regarding a student's assessment results and English Language Learner status. OBEWL has created a series of parent notification letter templates, translated into multiple languages, that must be used to communicate with parents/guardians regarding a student's status. You may use the fill-in fields or recreate the letters on your district letterhead.
HLQs in 41 Languages
The HLQ is available in forty-one languages, including, but not limited to: Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Russian, Polish, Korean, Bengali, Arabic, Urdu, Vietnamese, Amharic, and Portuguese.
Information about the HLQ PenPal Translation Pen
The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages in collaboration with Mantra Lingua Ltd is introducing the first technologically based solution to enhance appropriate identification of English Language Learners (ELLs). The new sound enabled HLQ will feature audio in 26 of the Top Home Languages in New York State. The PENpal™ will give districts the capability to immediately conduct the HLQ in any of the 26 languages, which include Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali, Russian, Arabic, Urdu, Korean, Haitian-Creole, Polish, Albanian, French, Yiddish, Karen, Nepali, Punjabi, Somali, Uzbek, Japanese, Burmese, Fulah, Vietnamese, Turkish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and English.
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