Presentation on theme: "English Language Learners in the Arizona Accountability SYSTEM"— Presentation transcript:
1English Language Learners in the Arizona Accountability SYSTEM Arizona Department of Education, Research & Evaluation DivisionHildie A. Cohen
2ELL Points in the A-F Letter Grade System English Language LearnersELL Points in the A-F Letter Grade System
3ELL Point CriteriaSchools/LEAs can receive 3 additional points if they meet 3 criteria:School wide n count of greater than or equal to 10 ELL studentsTest 95% of students with an ELL need on the Spring 2013 AZELLA30% Reclassification of FAY ELL students
4ELL Point Criteria N-Count Criteria: All ELL students counted (A.R.S )ELL NeedELL ProgramStudents withdrawn due to SPED criteria and withdrawn by parent request are included in n count.
5ELL Point Criteria 95% Tested on AZELLA: Based on enrollment as of the first day of Spring 2013 AZELLA testing window.January 14, 2013Spring 2013 AZELLA 95% Tested Report will be posted on Common Logon on January 15, 2013.
6ELL Point Criteria Students included in 95% Tested: Students with an ELL need in the current year or continuing need from prior Fiscal YearELLAR students re-enrolled in an ELL program in the current or prior Fiscal YearStudents with an ELL service program withdrawal code of ‘Withdrawn by parent request’ in FY 2011 or later (until they score proficient)
7ELL Point Criteria Students excluded in 95% Tested: IFEP FEP 1 & 2 ELLAR students NOT re-enrolled in an ELL program in the current Fiscal YearStudents with an ELL service program withdrawal code of ‘Withdrawn due to SPED criteria’ and not re-enrolled in an ELL program
8ELL Point Criteria Reclassification Rate: Only Full Academic Year (FAY) ELL students are included in the Reclassification RateStudents with an ELL program code of ‘Withdrawn due to SPED Criteria’ are removed
9ELL Point CriteriaIn SY , 63% of eligible schools received ELL points under the A-F Letter Grade criteria.
10Title III: Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) English Language LearnersTitle III: Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs)
11AMAOThe No Child Left Behind Act (2003) states that every LEA must be evaluated on three measures:ELLs Making Progress on AZELLAReclassification of ELLsAn Achievement Index (formerly known as adequate yearly progress) for ELL subgroup
12AMAO Which students are included in AMAO calculations? All ELL students as identified in Arizona Revised Statute :Students with an ELL needStudents currently in an ELL program
13AMAO AMAO 1: ELLs Making Progress At the LEA level, 23% or greater of ELL students must make progress across AZELLA performance levels for Fiscal Year 2013.
14AMAO AMAO 1: ELLs Making Progress* Making Progress for Kindergarten Pre-Emergent/ Emergent Basic or Intermediate orProficientBasic/ Intermediate Proficient*Proposed change to USED
15AMAO AMAO 1: ELLs Making Progress* Making Progress for Grades 1 through 12Pre-Emergent/ Emergent Basic or Intermediate or ProficientBasic Intermediate or ProficientIntermediate Proficient*Proposed change to USED
19AMAOAMAO 3: An Achievement Index (formerly known as adequate yearly progress)The LEA must test 95% of the students in the ELL subgroup in every grade/subject combination on AIMSMeet the 2013 Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs)Have an attendance rate of 90% or a graduation rate of 80%
21AMAO for 2013ADE will submit the change to the calculation of AMAO 1 to the USED by December 31, 2012USED will review changes and determine requirementsWe will send a memo regarding any changes as soon as we hear back from the USED
22For questions on the AMAOs, please email AMAO@azed.gov Thank YouQuestions? For questions on A-F Letter Grades, pleaseFor questions on the AMAOs, please