2018 NYSITELL Information

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of State Assessment (OSA) has updated the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL) with the following information regarding the 2018 edition of the assessment:


Questions about general administration procedures for the NYSITELL should be directed to OSA by phone at 518-474-5902 or by e-mail at

Any questions about your school’s exam request may be directed to

For questions or guidance regarding the identification of ELLs/MLLs, please contact the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages at (518) 474-8775 or (718) 722-2445 or email

Additional guidance can be found on the ELL Identification & Placement/Home Language Questionnaire webpage at: