The Guidelines for Educating Limited English Proficient Students with Interrupted Formal Education (LEP/ELL SIFES) was developed as a resource for educators. It serves to shape the design and implementation of ESL and Bilingual Education programs for Limited English Proficient Students with Interrupted Formal Education (LEP/ELL/SIFEs). As SIFEs are a component population of LEP/ELLs, the foundational framework for this document is the New York State Education Department (NYSED) CR Part 154 Guidelines for the Education of Limited English Proficient/English
This document addresses key variables such as timely and accurate identification, reflective and evidencebased placement, design of programmatic options, and research on best instructional practices. It also includes references which have been used to conceptualize these guidelines. It endeavors to describe policies and practices which address the socioacademic, emotional, and cultural needs of SIFEs. These practices should underpin their successful negotiation of the curriculum,academic and work environment. The guidelines recommend the implementation of programs that capitalize upon the background knowledge and interests of SIFEs, are age and developmentally appropriate, and allow the sufficient time to achieve their educational goals. Read the entire document HERE.