SELF STUDY REVIEW 1. How do you know the needs of ALL your ELL kids? 2. What are you doing to address those needs? 3. What is your evidence? Discuss at your table: INCLUDE EVIDENCE?? Question #s: 3 (p.1) 6 & 9 (p.2) 10 (p. 3) 15 (p.4) 3 (p.5)
Language Development BICS & CALP (Theorist: Jim Cummins) Differentiate between social and academic language acquistion BICS BICS – Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills Refers to listening and speaking skills that students tend to communicate in social situations. For Example: BICS allows a child to talk with friends on the soccer field or to ask someone for directions. Day by day language.
Language Development BICS and CALP CALP – (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency) CALP takes longer for students to develop, often between five to seven years (Ford and Robertson) but can take longer for students with less proficiency in their native language (seven to ten years). CALP is needed for lectures, classes discussions and research projects. Skills that require summarizing, analyzing, extracting and interpreting meaning, evaluating evidence, composing and editing.
BICS VS. CALP TABLE GROUPS On chart paper, write 5 phrases you may hear that would reflect a child’s social language skills (e.g.BICS). Write 5 phrases you may hear that would reflect a child’s academic language skills (e.g. CALP). Example: “BICs (“I like soccer.”) “CALP (“A soccer ball is a three dimensional figure and it’s a sphere.”)
Stages of Language Development Researchers: Stephen Krashen and Tracy Terrell Preproduction: “Silent Period”, student is taking in the target language and not speaking it. Early Production: The student beings to try speaking using short phrases, but the focus is still on listening and absorbing the new language. Many errors occur in this stage. Speech Emergent: Words and sentences are longer, but the student relies heavily on context clues and familiar topics. Vocabulary increases and errors decrease.
Language Development Beginning Fluency: In social situations, speech is fairly fluent with minimal errors. New context and academic language are challenging due to gaps in vocabulary. Intermediate Fluency: Communicating in the second language is fluent, especially in social language. In new situations or in academic areas speech is approaching fluency, but some gaps in vocabulary knowledge still exist. Advanced Fluency: Student communicates fluently in all contexts and can maneuver successfully in new context and when exposed to new academic information. The student may still have an accent and use idiomatic expressions incorrectly at times, but is essentially fluent and comfortable communicating in the second language.
Servicing your Students Services: PUSH IN (in regular education classroom) or PUSH OUT (pull out from regular education classroom and brought into an ELL setting classroom) ELL students in regular education classroom with a teacher that has 6 or more ELL credits. ELL teachers need 12 or more ELL credits. ( This year, PD Credits will be offered) ALL schools must have a separate ELL curriculum (Example: Wonders or Springboard is your core program…schools will need another program that supports ELL Students) BY FEDERAL LAW ALL STUDENTS THAT ARE CATEGORIZED AS ELL, NEED LANGUAGE SUPPORT
ELL Decision Making Guidelines in Grade 1 -12 Just emailed everyone attachment. Please PRINT and READ!
www.ecsss.k12.hi.us Become more resourceful Using eCSSS database resource
Action Codes Action Code 01 : One who is not eligible for ELL services. The student is NOT eligible for ELL Program services under the following conditions… (refer to binder) Action Code 03 : Demonstrates proficiency in oral language and literacy on the ACCESS (4.8/4.2 on Reading/Writing on Tier B or C) Action Code 04: One whose parent or guardian waives ELL Program Services. Action Code 06 : Student is a newly enrolled (or referred) student who passes the initial assessment and is exited because test results substantiate English proficiency. Action Code 50 : Student is previously exited who is being returned to ELL Program for additional language support.
W-APT PLACEMENT TESTING TIMELINE Administer Initial assessment, WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) Students identified as potential ELLs on the first day of school, August 1, 2014 will need to tested within 30 calendar days. BY: August 30, 2014 Students enrolled after August 14 need to be tested within 14 calendar days Place student appropriately within the supplemental core ELL program with qualified ELL and regular education/content teachers Notify parents that supplemental ELL services will be provided
WIDA ACCESS Placement Test (W-APT) W-APT Testing: New Students from Kindergarten – 12 th Grade Remember: Students in grade 1 are administered the Kindergarten test during the 1 st semester Students in grade 3 are administered the gr. 1 – 2 test during the 1 st semester Students in grade 6 are administered the gr. 3 – 5 test during the 1 st semester Students in grade 9 are administered the gr. 6 – 8 test during the 1 st semester
W-APT WIDA PLACEMENT TEST Parent Notification – eCSSS Website o To all active ELLs within 30 days of initial assessment o Highly encourage to ask non- classroom teachers to assist in testing.
AMAO Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives AMAO 1: English language proficiency improvement gains of point five (.5) composite proficiency level points in English AMAO 2: Meet state ELL proficiency criteria for attaining English language proficiency with a minimum composite proficiency level of 4.8 and a literacy composite of 4.2 AMAO 3: meet or exceed content proficiency on the HSA o Exit criteria 1. Overall score of 4.8 2. Literacy score of 4.2 o Exiting a student -Use code 03 form (orange handout) 2013-14 AMAO 1 (Progress) – 65% 2014-15: AMAO 1- 67% 2013-14 AMAO 2 (Proficiency) – 17.5 2014- 15: AMAO 2 – 18%
Additional Information Create folder for each student SIS-10 (student enrollment form) Test results (W-APT & ACCESS SCORES) Copies of parent letters Other relevant documents Registrar’s Concerns (SUGGESTION) Being notifying that new ELL Students throughout the year TEST ALL Potential K--NEW ELLs (By NOVEMBER 3 rd ---DATE COULD CHANGE )
Professional Development 2014-2015 REQUIRED to get Principal’s approval before registering Register on PDE3.k12.hi.us (Login/Password needed) Courses during school hours need ONE PER School “Request for Subs” form….Natalie Gonsalves Courses offered during non-school hours will have a stipend….Forms turned in to Natalie Gonsalves PD Courses for Credit and reclassification will be offered on Saturdays. List of Courses---Open to ELL AND Regular Ed Teachers. (Green Paper)
Have a great school year! SRS: Natalie Gonsalves: Wailuku District Office ELL Resource Teachers: Pomaikai Elementary Melissa Perez – 873-3402 Ext: 262 Ginifer Nania – Cole – 873-3402 Ext: 262 reminder: CC only if neccessary Centralmaui.org “ Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin