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1 Parent Community Student Services 1English Learner Academy Reclassification Criteria for English Language StudentsWelcome participants and thank them for their attendance. Introduce yourself by stating your name and position. Housekeeping item-restrooms, breaks and end time. Review norms (if applicable). Introduce hand signal from Adaptive School strategies. Inform participants that it is the respectful form of getting their attention.Los Angeles Unified School DistrictParent Community Student Services
2 We have more in common with others than we think We have more in common with others than we think. Let’s see how many similarities we have in this room.In this exercise you will stand if the description applies to you. Take a look around the room and see who else is like you.Like Me:-Stand if you’re left handed-Stand if you have attended a Zumba class--Stand if you speak 2 or more languages-Stand if you’re a parent-Stand if you have a child in Elementary school, middle school, high school-Stand if you have a child that is an English Learner.-Stand if you have a child that has reclassified.Les voy a leer una pregunta si la pregunta le aplica a usted.
3 Objectives Understand reclassification and the new requirements Review reclassification criteria by grade-levelsHow to monitor and support English Learners (EL) and Long Term English Learners (LTELS)Hand gesture. Ask them to read the the objectives and select a participant to summarize the outcomes
4 LAUSD’s Five Goals“It starts with safe schools that are well staffed. The path to reclassifiactio continues with parents and community in partnership—not only in committees and councils, but through the kinds of educational and informational opportunities offered at the school, through timely & consistent communication, and by way of a welcoming environment. When schools are safe, and parents and community are involved in supporting students’ education, the foundation for their learning is strong.
5 1Ask participants to take out the handout and take 2 minutes and 30 seconds to fill out what they know regarding reclassification. Think pair share & have a few share out to the group
6 Reclassification1English learners demonstrate proficiency and mastery of of the English language.English learners have the ability to participate effectively with English-speaking peers in a Mainstream English program.The goal for all EL’s is reclassification and then read slideBulletin
7 Initial Language Identification Home LanguagePossible English LearnerEnglish SpeakerCalifornia EnglishLanguage Development TestStudents are first identified as potential EL’s during enrollment based on the the home language survey. Explain visual.Initially Fluent English Proficient (IFEP)English Learner
8 What requirements must English Learners meet in order to reclassify? 1What requirements must English Learners meet in order to reclassify?California English Language Development Test (CELDT)Teacher EvaluationBasic Skills AssessmentParent Consultation & Approval123Say that Reclassification criteria has changes in the past couple months and today they will learn the new requirements. There are 3 requirements that the students must meet and parents are consulted for approval.4
9 What is the California English Language Development Test (CELDT)? 1What is the California English Language Development Test (CELDT)?1Think Pair Shair- You will have 1:30 seconds to share with your elbow partner what CELDT is? Ask 1-2 to share out.
10 What is the purpose of CELDT? 1What is the purpose of CELDT?The CELDT has three purposes:To identify students who are limited English proficientTo determine the level of English language proficiency of students who are limited English proficient.To assess the progress of limited English proficient students in acquiring the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.Explain the purpose of CELDT. Inform participants that EL take the test annually and the purpose behind it. Read bullets.
11 California English Language Development Test (CELDT) CELDT Performance Levels:Level 1 – BeginningLevel 2 – Early IntermediateLevel 3 – IntermediateLevel 4 – Early AdvancedLevel 5 – AdvancedSay, “ There are 5 levels and students that are making adequate progress advance on level per year.
12 CELDT Student Performance Level Report: 1CELDT Student Performance Level Report:ListeningSpeakingReadingWritingThe report displays a bar graph illustrating the student’s overall proficiency levels in each of the skill areas of language (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).OverallAdvancedEarlyAdvancedIntermediateEarlyIntermediateBeginningCELDT contains 4 domains. Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing at all grade levels. Each year parents should receive a report form the school site informing them of the students’ annual scores.
13 2 What is the Teacher Evaluation? Elementary Secondary 1 ELA Grades are the ones that count for reclassification ( Elementary)English, Advanced ELD or Literacy and Language (are the grades that count towards reclassification.(Secondary)
14 What is the purpose of the Teacher 1What is the purpose of the TeacherEvaluation?Teachers are to evaluate on the degree to which the student is progressing toward the achievement of grade level standards and English language proficiency standards for EL’s.Elementary Schools (K-5/6)Secondary Schools(6th -12th )Progress Reports are given quarterly (3 times a year)4-Advanced3-Proficient2-Partial Proficient1-Not ProficientReport Cards are given at the end of each semester (2 times a year)A-Markedly superiorB-SuperiorC-SatisfactoryD-Needs to improveF-Little or no progress*The 5, 10 and 15 week progress reports do not count toward reclassification.Report Cards Grades are given to students duringDecember, March, June-ElementaryDecember & June-SecondaryRead slide;C means they are at grade level
15 3 What is the Basic Skills Assessment? DIBELS K-5th Grade 13What is the Basic Skills Assessment?DIBELSK-5th GradeScholastics Reading Inventory College & Career (SRI)6th-9th GradeCalifornia High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)10th-12th Grade
16 Basic Skills Assessment 1Basic Skills AssessmentDynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)Kindergarten – 5th GradeScholastic Reading Inventory College & Career (SRI)6th – 9th GradeCalifornia High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)10th – 12th GradeKindergarten/1st GradeBenchmark scores on all skills Middle of Year (MOY) orEnd of Year (EOY) Grade2nd-5th GradeBenchmark scores on all skills assessed for the grade level of the DIBELS Middle of Year (MOY) orEnd of Year (EOY) GradeScore at a Basic level6th – 730 to 920 Lexial7th – 770 to 965 Lexial8th – 790 to 1005 Lexial9th – 850 to 1075 Lexial*Next testing window:May 4th – May 29thMust score a 350 higher on the Language arts section.*Students take the test in 10th grade and must have a minimum of 50 credits.December, March, June-ElementaryDecember & June-SecondarySRI- Once a students has a passing score on SRI they do not have to retake it during that year. Students will retake it at the next grade level.In high school all students must take the CAHSEE beginning in tenth grade. Once they pass it they do not have to retake it.
17 Parent Notification of Reclassification 14Parent Approval and ConsultationParent Notification of ReclassificationThis an example of the Reclassification letter that is sent to a parent once the students reclassifies.
18 Reclassification Criteria Handout #2Ask participants to take out Handout # 2 and tell them you are going to review what the criteria is for reclassification at each grade level. Remind them that at each grade level there are 3 criteria students must meet and at all grade levels the parent approval is a component.Explain to parents that in some cases a Language Acquisition Team meeting will be required. Move on to next slide and explain LAT (Next 4 Slides)
19 What is the Language Appraisal Team (LAT)? The Language Appraisal Team is a multidisciplinary team charged with the the responsibility of monitoring and supporting the progress of all English Learners.When there are learning or behavior issues there is a meeting to make a plan. Tell them who should be part of the team.The focus of the LAT team is English learners it is different than SST.The LAT team can also recommend reclassification by using students work samples when the grade is not met.
20 Monitor Progress of EL’s and RFEP’s LATFunction and PurposeMonitor the Instruction students receive in the EL program and after reclassificationMonitor Progress of EL’s and RFEP’sMonitor individual students and review referrals by teachers or staff membersRead slide
21 Language Appraisal Team (LAT) and Reclassification If an EL student in K & 1st Grade meets reclassification criteria LAT must recommend reclassification.If an EL student in grade 2nd -12th meets all reclassification criteria except Report Card scores, the student may be referred to the Language Appraisal Team (LAT) to analyze other student data that demonstrates grade level proficiency and recommend reclassification or the LAT can recommend instructional supports and/or intervention supports.*The Language Appraisal Team must complete and submit the Reclassification Recommendation Form -BUL to the Multilingual Multicultural Education Department (MMED) for final decision.An LAT must be held if reclassification is recommend for:K & 12-12 if a students does not meet the grade criteria.Emphasize that LAT makes the recommendation but MMED makes the final decision.
22 Reclassification Recommendation Form Bulletin 5619.2 This is the form that is filled out by the team when a child is recommended fro reclassification.
23 Reclassification Criteria Kindergarten*- 1st Grade 1. CELDT overall score of 4 and scores of 4 or 5 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and WritingOR CELDT overall score of 5 and scores of 3 or higher in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing2. Progress Report Card Marks of 3 or 4 in English Language Arts (ELA)3. Benchmark score on all skills assessed of the DIBELS Middle of Year (MOY) or End of Year (EOY)4. Parent consultation and approvalLAT Recommendation Required*TK or 2nd year Kindergarten students only.
24 Reclassification Criteria 2nd grade – 5th grade 1Reclassification Criteria 2nd grade – 5th grade1. CELDT overall score of 4 or 5 and scores of 3 or higher in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing2. Progress Report Card Marks of 3 or 4 in English Language Arts (ELA)3. Benchmark score on all skills assessed for the grade level of the DIBELS MOY or EOY4. Parent consultation and approvalLAT Recommendation if applicableIn the progress Report emphasize ELA
25 Reclassification Criteria 6th grade – 9th grade 1Reclassification Criteria 6th grade – 9th grade1. CELDT overall score of 4 or 5 and scores of 3 or higher in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing2. Grade of C or better in a grade-level English or LTEL class (9th grade A-G credit only)3. Basic score on the Scholastic Reading Inventory College & Career4. Parent consultation and approvalLAT Recommendation if applicable
26 Reclassification Criteria 10th grade – 12th grade 1. CELDT overall score of 4 or 5 and scores of 3 or higher in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing2. Grade of C or better in an English or LTEL class (A-G credit only)3. Passing score on CAHSEE-English Language Arts4. Parent consultation and approvalLAT Recommendation if applicableWe need to add a slide that reviews the three criteria so parents know there are three and depending on the atudent’s grade they will change.
27 How does the school monitor reclassified students? 1How does the school monitor reclassified students?Notification of Annual Progress of RFEPS *2 yearsAll RFEP students are monitored for 2 years after they reclassify. Parents will receive a letter indicating how they are progressing.
28 Long Term English Learner (LTEL) LAUSD defines Long Term English Learners as students who have been English Learners for five or more years and have not reclassified.The state uses 6 years but the District uses 5 years.
31 English Learner Enrollment Out of these 145,840 students15%12%
32 Long Term English Learner Courses Literacy and Language for English LearnersAdvanced ELDThese classes are in addition to the grade level English class and are designed to provide the support students need to reclassifyAll EL students in secondary must enroll in 2 classes. One class will be their grade level English class plus one of these courses.
33 Monitoring and Support for Long Term English Learners (LTELs) LTELs are monitored and supported by the Long Term English Learner designee.The progress of LTELs toward reclassification continues to be monitored through:test scoresschool workteacher assessmentsLTEL designee will communicate with parents at least twice a year.There is a person in each school in charge of these students. At many schools it is the Title III Coach.There is an informational meeting with parents twice a year.
34 Monitoring and Support for Long Term English Learners (LTELs) 119Monitoring and Support for Long Term English Learners (LTELs)Additional support for these students will be recommended by the Language Appraisal Team (LAT) as needed.
35 English Learners with Special Needs Yes! English learners with Individual Education Plans (IEP) reclassify. “An IEP team meeting should be scheduled and convened for the purpose of discussing reclassification,” once a member of the IEP team believes that the student meets all the criteria.“A staff member with specific knowledge and expertise in English Language Learner curriculum, instruction, and assessment should participate in the IEP”.BulletinThey must pass the same requirements but with modifications
36 Divison of Special Education Reclassification Considerations ELs with Disabilities (BUL , pp )Reclassification MeasuresAnnual CELDT or Alternate AssessmentTeacherEvaluationBasicSkillsAssessmentParent Notification & ApprovalDistrict CriteriaOverall score of4 or 5with each subtest score at least a 3Grade of 3 or C (or better)Reading/ELA orB-requirement English/ELDScore of Basic or better on District’s basic skills assessmentor passing score on CAHSEE ELAParent notification and approvalrequiredConsiderations for EL SWDsBULAttachment JUse for recommending an EL SWD for reclassification if taking CELDT with modifications or if taking COM/Alternate Assessment.Refer to BULfor students to be assessed with COM.Attachment BUse to recommend an EL SWD for reclassification who has not met Teacher Evaluation criterion.To be discussed in IEP meeting first,then LAT with parent/guardian present.Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:Do not use DIBELS Next or SRI; teacher will administer MAP through DHH Program.Assessments other than DIBELS/SRI can be considered for all EL SWDs who may need to meet this criterion alternately.Use Attachment J.IEP meeting may need to be held prior to recommending an EL SWD for reclassification. Confer with IEP Case Manager.4 minutesReview the chart.Provide enough time for the questions that may arise.Review considerations:Annual CELDT or Alternate Assessment- Use BUL , Attachment J. Use for recommending an EL SWD for reclassification if taking CELDT with modifications or if taking COM/Alternate Assessment. Refer to BUL for students to be assessed with COMTeacher Evaluation-Use BUL , Attachment C. Use to recommend an EL SWD for reclassification who has not met Teacher Evaluation criterion. To be discussed in IEP meeting first, then LAT with parent/guardian present.Basic Skills Assessment-For Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) do not use DIBELS Next or SRI; teacher will administer the Making Action Plan assessment (MAP) through DHH Program. Assessments other than DIBELS/SRI can be considered for all EL SWDs who may need to meet this criterion alternately. Use Attachment J.Parent Approval-IEP meeting may need to be held prior to recommending an EL SWD for reclassification. Confer with IEP Case Manager.BUL : Reclassification of English LearnersBUL : Policies and Procedures for Identifying Students with Disabilities as Low-Verbal/Non-Verbal and as Potential ELsMPI Follow-Up Spring 2015
37 Benefits of Reclassification Students who reclassify are more likely to:have opportunities to enroll in A-G courses and college preparatory electivesgraduate on time and are college and career ready
38 How is your child doing? Handout #3 Taking Action Piece. Ask parents to take out handout #3 and review how their LTEL student is progressing and how they can best support him or her towards reclassification. If necessary they can make an appointment with the EL Designee at the school site.
39 Ask parents to write down what they have learned. Share out 1Ask parents to write down what they have learned. Share out