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1 Orange County Public Schools Ronald Blocker Superintendent of Schools

2 OCPS Hispanic Dropout Rate OCPS Students in Grades School Year School Year School Year School Year Hispanic4.9%3.2%2.6% 2.1% OCPS HISPANIC STUDENTS’ DROPOUT RATES HAVE CONSISTENTLY GONE DOWN

3 NUMBER OF EXAMS THAT SCORED 3, 4, 5 (Duplicated Count) % Change In Increase Asian % Hispanic % Black % White 9751,0141,1161,3321,5511,9122,4382, % HISPANIC STUDENTS’ SHOW HIGHEST INCREASE IN TAKING ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTS

4 FCAT READING IMPROVEMENT STEADILY INCREASING FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS IN 3 RD GRADE

5 FCAT READING IMPROVEMENT STEADILY INCREASING FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS IN 7th GRADE

6 FCAT READING IMPROVEMENT STEADILY INCREASING FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS IN 10th GRADE

7  1,542 Hispanic students in Career and Technical Education programs.  1,261 Hispanic students earned college credits/Tech Prep program.  6,500 Hispanic students enrolled in ESOL classes through Adult Education programs.  1,261 ELL enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs. ENSURING POSTSECONDARY HISPANIC STUDENTS’ ADVANCEMENTS

8  OCPS is proud to exhibit the highest academic learning gains for ELL students in comparison to other Florida districts.  Assistance through 104% FTE funding supported by research-based and effective practices.  Instructional models: Two Way Developmental Bilingual One Way Developmental Bilingual Sheltered Instruction Language Arts through ESOL EXCEEDING STANDARDS USING COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM ENRICHMENT

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11 “Soar To Victory” Recognition Program for ELL

12  ELL students nominated grades K-12  One nominee from each OCPS school  54 final candidates recognized for outstanding merit  Students recognized for overcoming obstacles: language barriers cultural barriers academic barriers “Soar to Victory” Recognition Awards

13 Ronald Blocker Superintendent of Schools Orange County Public Schools “It is because we are part of a larger world that to me respecting diversity is important. Because people are human beings--when you respect diversity, you respect humanity.”


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