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Academic Language and Literacy Diagnostic (ALLD)

The Academic Language and Literacy Diagnostic (ALLD) is a diagnostic tool to identify Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). The ALLD will standardize the SIFE identification process for students with a home language of English or Spanish. The ALLD should be given after the Home Language Identification Survey (HLIS) and Language Assessment Battery-Revised (LAB-R) have been administered and an interview with the Oral Interview Questionnaire has pinpointed an interruption of more than two years. For more information, click the FAQ below.

For ALLD professional development workshops, check the Office of ELLs professional development website or check with your ELL Compliance and Performance Specialist.  For more information on the ALLD, contact Rachel Hoff at rhoff4@schools.nyc.gov.