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1 M igrant E ducation P rogram : Leaping Linguistic and Cultural Borders with Best Practices Accountability Institute December 9, 2013 Flori Centeno Huitt, M.A, Education Programs Consultant, Migrant Education Program Fernando Rodriguez-Valls, Ph.D., State Director, Migrant Education Program

2 Facts on Migrant Education Clarifying Misconceptions 1. The migrant education program is authorized under Title III? False (Title I, Part C) 2. The purpose of the migrant program is to ensure that all children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and achievement standards that all children are expected to meet. False (migrant children) 3. Currently there are over 130,000 migrant students eligible for services True 4. Migrant education programs may include: Extended day programs Before/after school programs Saturday programs In-home instruction, summer/intersession programs Distance learning programs All of the above 5. The Migrant Education Office only works with local education agencies to increase student achievement. False (Parents, OME)

3 Overview  The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program, authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) Title I Part C  The California MEP is the largest in the nation. One out of every three migrant students in the United States lives in California

4 Purpose of the Migrant Program Ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic content and achievement standards that all children are expected to meet. Migrant Education, Ohlone School Watsonville, California

5 Purpose of the Migrant Program Design programs to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment College Assistance Migrant Program California State University Sacramento

6 California Migrant Program Quick Facts  California has 21 migrant regions that serve migrant students  Currently there are over 130,000 migrant students eligible for services  Regions apply for funds by completing a Regional Application (RA)

7 Migrant Education Office Vision To increase student achievement in collaboration with migrant parents and all practitioners involved with the Migrant Program. MEO will provide regions with the technical assistance necessary to design and implement efficient supplemental programs that: 1. incorporate an interdisciplinary educational focus, 2. demonstrate prudent use of funding, and 3. lead to student achievement and a seal of biliteracy for their future and beyond. Migrant Students

8 What: Technical Assistance

9 How

10 Who: Parents & Practitioners

11 Why

12 California Migrant Regions and Types of Programs Centralized Region Model Direct Funded District Model District Reimbursement Model Mixed Model

13 Ensure that programs are supplemental The office of Migrant Education indicates that SEAs use a wide variety of service delivery designs including: Extended day programs, before/after school programs, Saturday programs, In-home instruction, summer/intersession programs, and distance learning programs.

14 The Regional Application Districts complete a Districts Service Agreement (DSA ) Regions' review and approve their districts' DSAs and complete a Regional Application (RA) Are services supplemental? What percentage of students are served? Will programs increase and enhance students' performance? CDE Evaluates Regional Application s(RAs) and focuses on: Applications are approved for allocations

15 The Regional Application Evaluation Criteria Evaluate Data to Assess your Needs Plan/ Design Program Implement Program Monitor Program

16 Questions Thank You Flori Centeno Huitt, M.A. Tel.: (916) Fernando Rodriguez-Valls, Ph.D. Tel.: (916)


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