English Language Learners (ELL) Data Business Rules
ELL data is reported for public school districts, charter schools, counties, and the State. Enrollment at the statewide level includes public school districts, charter schools, and NYSED-operated programs.
ELL data are collected using the New York State Education Department's Student Information Repository System (SIRS).
ELL enrollment data for grades K-12 in aggregate and for the subgroups of gender, ethnicity, students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged and grade are as of Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) day, which is the first Wednesday of October of the school year.
ELL data included in the Home Languages, the English Language Learners Breakdown and the English Language Learners Programs categories represent those students who were identified as ELL during the school year and not as of BEDS day. English Language Learners Program data are based on ELL students who were receiving services in the programs at any time during the school year.
ELL students who attend BOCES programs are not included in district enrollment unless they attend a BOCES program on a part-time basis.
Prekindergarten students are not included in any of the ELL data as students cannot be formally identified as an ELL prior to grade Kindergarten.
When the total ELL enrollment count equals the count in the Students with Disabilities or the Economically Disadvantaged categories, the data are suppressed.
When the count of ELL students in the Students with Disabilities or Economically Disadvantaged categories is less than 5, the data are suppressed.
A frequency table was used to determine the Home Languages rankings for each district. A maximum number of five languages are displayed with the most frequent language ranked first. In the case of a tie between two or more home languages, the tie was broken by selecting the language that ranked higher in the statewide home language rankings.
The English Language Learners Breakdown data was determined according to the number of years an ELL student has received ELL services.
Newcomers have received services for less than or equal to 3 years.
Developing have received services for 4 to 6 years.
Long Term have received services for greater than or equal to 7 years.
SIFE includes ELL students identified as having Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education, regardless of the number of years receiving ELL services.