English Language Learners (ELL)

Co-Ser 408

ENL Instructional Specialist

Co-ser 408.001

The following English as a New Language (ENL) options are available:

  • ENL Option I (K-12): An ENL Specialist is assigned to a district to provide English language instruction in class to students.
  • ENL Option II (Middle and Secondary): ENL students are clustered at designated sites for services by an ENL teacher based upon English proficiency as determined by the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). An ENL teacher provides instruction on English language acquisition. All instruction is designed to meet New York State Next Generation Learning Standards and the expectations of the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). This resource provides instruction aligned to the Blueprint for English Language Learners (ELLs) Success and CR Part 154 revisions.

Native Language Assessment (NLA)

CO-SER 408.002

This program assists districts in meeting CR Part 154 and 200 regarding English Language Learners (ELLs) who are being considered for Special Education classifications. Multidisciplinary evaluations, including psychological, academic, social histories, and speech/language testing, are administered in the child’s native language, and a written report is submitted to the district’s contact with diagnostic information. Districts are required to send student histories prior to evaluations, and are responsible for “no show” fees. Tele-Assessment evaluations may occur as warranted.

Translation Services: document translation

CO-SER 408.003

Through this service, professional translation of district documents is offered. Documents may include student reports, district policies, or building information. All services are completed through electronic communication. Specialization in country dialects is also available.


Sarah Dudley-Lemek
Assistant Superintendent Instructional Services

Cynthia Farrell
Supervisor of Instructional Services

Victoria Setaro
Supervisor of Instructional Services

Dr. Barbara Tishchler Hastie
Coordinator of Program Development

Joanna Arkans
Coordinator of School Library Systems

175 Route 32 North
New Paltz, NY 12561
phone: 845.255.1402