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1 1 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Fran Hoch & Hope Tesh Accountability Conference 2002 Limited English Proficiency Policy Changes North Carolina Department of Public Instruction February 18, 2002

2 2 Summer 2000 –Title I compliance review by the U.S. Department of Education A Brief History North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 November 2000 – NC found to be in substantial conformance with Title I. – One problem cited is the excessive exclusion of students with limited English proficiency

3 3 A Brief History North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 November 2000 – Reminded that the only students excluded from testing are students who have not been in the LEA for a full academic year (one-year exemption).

4 4 A Brief History North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 December 2000 – DPI proposes to U.S. DoEd: 1) Initial assessment to determine status (use one assessment for new students statewide beginning ) 2) Reassess all LEP students in 12 months to determine status (use same assessment) 3) Report growth 4) Within 24 months, all LEP students will be required to participate in state assessments

5 5 A Brief History North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 December 2000 – U.S. DoEd agrees January 2001 – State Board of Education approves February 2001 – LEAs notified of changes in guidelines for testing students with LEP (reference February 16, 2001 memorandum from Dr. Henry Johnson)

6 6 A Brief History North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 May 2001 – Notification and instructions for reporting on students reaching the checkpoint in August IPT Training provided to local ESL staff

7 Data Collection North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Data collected by student (grades 1-12) Data reported on separate scannable documents – One document for students reaching the checkpoint in – One document for receiving initial English language proficiency assessment in

8 Data Collection North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 LEA LEP Coordinator responsibilities – Completeness and accuracy of data on the scannable document (including corrections) – Providing completed scannable documents for students that have completed checkpoint assessment to LEA Test Coordinator – Communicating with the LEA Test Coordinator (Plan)

9 Data Collection North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 LEA Test Coordinator responsibilities – Scanning documents – Report errors on scannable documents to LEP coordinator – Communicating with the LEA LEP Coordinator (Plan) – Providing electronic data file to DPI with all other data at the end of the year

10 Data Collection North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Issues to be resolved at the local level – How to assure that a document is completed for every LEP student reaching the checkpoint? Training? Who completes them and where are they stored? –When and how often should completed scannable documents be provided to the LEA test coordinator? As completed? Monthly? End of year? Other? –Communication Issues (missing data, etc.)

11 11 Two Separate Scannable Sheets North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Language Proficiency Test for students at the checkpoint in –Only for students who were initially assessed during the school year. –Transition IDEA Language Proficiency Test (IPT) –Only for students initially assessed during the school year and beyond

12 12 Language Proficiency Test for students at the checkpoint in North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Indicate the test ( LAS, LAB, WOODCOCK- MUNOZ, IPT, or OTHER ) To be completed…..section Initial and Checkpoint Testing sections Test Date Reading, Writing, and Oral Proficiency levels

13 13 ®IDEA Language Proficiency Test (IPT) for students initially tested in North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Only used for students initially tested using IPT in To be completed…section Initial and Checkpoint Testing sections Test Date Indicate the scores for Reading, Writing, and Oral proficiency

14 14 ®IDEA Language Proficiency Test (IPT) for students initially tested in North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Reading Proficiency (0-51) Oral Proficiency (A-F) Writing Proficiency – Conventions (0-10) – Write a Story #1 (0-3) – Write a Story #2 (0-3) – Write Own Story (0-3)

15 15 Whos Responsible for the Materials? North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Test and Data Collection Materials IPT Test Materials shipped to LEA LEP Coordinator to distribute and store Data collection scannable sheets shipped to LEA Test Coordinator to distribute and scan (plan)

16 16 New Testing Policy for LEP Students North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Conclusion on Inclusion – Students are to participate in state testing as soon as progress indicates (Intermediate High or Above) Participation is determined by test (Reading, Mathematics, Writing, etc.) All must participate in 24 months

17 17 LEP & IEP North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 Which is the overriding factor? –No definitive guidelines –Best judgement –Review the different testing instruments

18 18 ESEA Requirements: Changes for ? North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, Reading and Math at grades 3-8 annually & span 6Science ( ) in each grade span (3-5, 6-9, &10-12) ÑTested in English at three consecutive years in US 3Annual measurable assessment of LEP students

19 19 Update Guidelines for Testing LEP Students (moving forward) North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Division of Accountability Services/Testing Section February 18, 2002 LEP Advisory Committee LEP LEA Coordinators LEP Teachers Principals and/or Assistant Principals with LEP experience LEA Test Coordinators Community/Parent Advocate Meet end of March New document in April


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