Enrollment data are collected using the New York State Education Department's Student Information Repository System (SIRS). Enrollment counts are available for various demographic groups for public schools, districts, charter schools, counties, and the State. Enrollment counts are as of Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) day, which is typically the first Wednesday of October of the school year.
ELL students who attend BOCES programs are not included in school and district enrollment unless they attend a BOCES program on a part-time basis. Enrollment at the statewide level includes public school districts, charter schools, and NYSED-operated programs.
Prekindergarten students are not included in ELL enrollment counts by gender, ethnicity, disability status, economically disadvantaged status, Former English Language Learner, and grade.
When the total ELL students count equals the count in the Students with Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged Students and/or Former English Language Learners category, the data are suppressed. Additionally, when the count of English Language Learner students in either the Students with Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged Students and/or Former English Language Learners category, is less than 5, the data are suppressed.
Counts of ELL students included in the Home Languages, the English Language Learners Breakdown, and English Language Learners Programs categories represent those students who were identified as ELL during the school year. Counts in the other categories of the report represent those students who were ELL as of BEDS day (first Wednesday in October).
A frequency table was used to determine the top 5 Home Languages for each district. In the case of a tie between two or more Home Languages for a district in position 5, the tie was broken by selecting the language based on alphabetical order.
The number of years an ELL student has received ELL Services through an ELL program was used to determine English Language Learners Breakdown by Category. Newcomers have received services for less than or equal to 3 years. Developing ELL students have received services for 4 to 6 years. Long Term ELL students have received services for greater than or equal to 7 years.
The SIFE category includes ELL students identified as having Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education.
English Language Learners Program counts are based on ELL students who were receiving services in the programs at any time during the school year.