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1 Creating a Shared Vision: 21 st Century Learning for Students with Limited English proficiency Title III Conference May 5, 2009

2 Overview NCLB Title I and Title III Commonalities USDOE Guidance on Supplement versus Supplant Programmatic Collaboration

3 What Are The Commonalities of Titles I and III? A.They meet in the middle… Title II B.Together they add up to … Title IV C.They both address Limited English Proficient (LEP) Student Achievement

4 What Are The Commonalities of Titles I and III? C. They both address LEP Student Achievement

5 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Program FactTitle I, Part ATitle III, Part A PurposeImprove the teaching and learning of academically at- risk children so they can acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet the States academic achievement standards. Help ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) children attain English language proficiency and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to meet the States academic achievement standards. FY 2008 (SY ) appropriation* 13.9 billion646 million Approximate number of LEP students served in SY ** 3,000,0004,300,000 Approximate number of LEAs receiving funds annually** 14,0004,300

6 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Program RequirementTitle I, Part ATitle III, Part A English Language Proficiency Assessment Title I, Part A Section 1111(b)(7) of ESEA Title III, Part A Section 3113(b)(3)(D) and 3121 (d)(1) of ESEA Description: SEAs must provide for an annual assessment of English language proficiency of all LEP students in the State in grades K-12 in the domains of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Description: The SEA must ensure that LEAs provide for an annual assessment of English language proficiency of all LEP students in the State in grades K-12 in the domains of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and comprehension. Title III also requires LEAs and SEAs to report student progress in English comprehension. Although Title III requires SEAs and LEAs to be able to report a separate score for the domain of comprehension, a separate assessment instrument is not required for Title I and Title III. Comprehension can be demonstrated through reading and listening.

7 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Program RequirementTitle I, Part ATitle III, Part A Professional Development Title I, Part A Sections 1114 and 1115 of ESEA Title III, Part A Section 3111 and 3115 of ESEA Description: All LEAs receiving Title I, Part A must ensure that professional development is provided in SWP and TAS. In TAS the professional development must be for classroom teachers, administrators, and others who work with Title I students. Description: All LEAs receiving Title III, Part A funds must provide professional development. The professional development must be for classroom teachers, administrators, and others who work with LEP students.

8 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Program RequirementTitle I, Part ATitle III, Part A PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT Overview Title I, Part A Section 1111, 1112, 1116, and 1118 of ESEA Title III, Part A Section 3302 Description: Title I, Part A provides for substantive parental involvement, including the development of the State and local plan, evaluating the effectiveness of the required LEA parental involvement policy, and in implementing LEA and school improvement provisions to assist children served by the program reach proficiency on State assessments. Examples of parental involvement activities: o Assisting parents t help improve their childs achievement; o Provide literacy training to parents when appropriate; and o Parent outreach. Description: LEAs receiving subgrants under the title III State formula grant program must implement effective outreach to parents of LEP children to inform them of how they can be involved in their childrens education and how they can assist their children to learn English and meet State content and academic achievement standards. Examples of parental involvement activities: o Assisting parents of LEP students to help improve their childs achievement; o Provide literacy training to parents of LEP students; and o Parent outreach to parents of LEP students.

9 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Program RequirementTitle I, Part ATitle III, Part A Parent Notification Title I, Part A Sections 1111, 1112, 1116, and 1118 of ESEA; §§ – of EDs Title I Regulations Title III, Part A Sections 3115, 3116, and 3302 of ESEA Description: the information parents must be provided includes: The annual SEA/LEA report card results; Individual student assessment; Information on their right to know about the qualification of their childs teachers; Schools/LEAs in the different accountability stages; Public school choice and SES; Building and LEA parent involvement policies; The parent compact; A notification similar to that required under section 3302 of Title III for LEAs that use Title I funds to provide LEP students with a language instruction educational programs; and Information should be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that the parent can understand. Description: Parents must be provided: Information regarding a childs identification as LEP and placement in a language instruction educational program, including initial English language proficiency assessment results and program placement for LEP students, as well as other information, no later than 30 days after the beginning of the schools year; For a child who has not been identified for participation in a language instruction educational program prior to the beginning of the school year, the LEA must provide the notification regarding identification and placement with two weeks of the child being placed in such a program. Separate notification if the LEA is Title III funded and did not meet any one of the three Title III AMAOs. This notification must be provided to parents of children identified for or participating in Title III programs not later than 30 days after the LEA receives information regarding AMAO determinations. Both types of notification must be provided in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, in a language that the parent can understand.

10 Supplement not Supplant Follow up from USDOE October 2008 LEP Partnership Meeting

11 The Context The presentation will provide an overview of the US Department of Educations guidance on use of Title I and Title III funds The presentation also addresses additional questions regarding the use of Title III funds consistent with the supplement not supplant requirement. 11

12 Supplement not Supplant in Brief – General Principle In general, the federal supplement not supplant requirement (for both Titles I and III) is intended to ensure that services provided with federal funds are in addition to, and do not replace or supplant, services that students would otherwise receive. 1.Required by law 2.Prior Year Funding 12

13 The First Test of Supplanting: Required by Law The Department assumes supplanting exists if- A local education agency (LEA) uses Title III funds to provide services that the LEA is required to make available under State or local laws, or other Federal laws. 13

14 The Second Test of Supplanting: Prior Year The Department assumes supplanting exists if – An LEA uses federal funds to provide services that it provided in the prior year with State, local, or other Federal funds. This assumption may be rebutted. 14

15 Any determination about supplanting is very fact specific, and it is difficult to provide general guidelines without examining the details of a situation. 15

16 Supplement not Supplant Practical Applications – English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment Development and Administration 16

17 Use of ESEA Funds to Administer State ELP Assessments Title I and Title III funds may not be used to administer State ELP assessments because: Title I does not specifically authorize this expenditure, which is necessary because the requirement applies to all LEP students (not just Title I students). Use of Title III funds for this purpose would violate the supplement not supplant requirements since the ELP assessment is a requirement under Title I. An SEA may use Section 6111 funds to administer State ELP assessments. 17

18 Use of ESEA Funds to Develop and Administer ELP Assessments for Identification and Placement Neither Title I nor Title III funds may be used to develop or administer ELP assessments for identification and placement purposes. Section 6111 funds may not be used for this purpose as they may only be used to fund assessments required under Section 1111(b)(7). 18

19 Supplement not Supplant Considerations at the LEA And School Levels

20 4 Guiding Questions for Determining If Title III Funds Can be Used Without Violating the Supplant Requirement 1.What is the instructional program/service provided to all students? 2.What does the LEA do to meet Lau requirements? 3.What services is the LEA required by other Federal, State, and local laws or regulations to provide? 4.Was the program/service previously provided with State, local, and Federal funds? Based on the answers to the above questions, would the proposed funds be used to provide an instructional program/service that is in addition to or supplemental to an instructional program/service that would otherwise be provided to LEP students in the absence of a Title III grant? 20

21 Department Follow-up on Supplement not Supplant The Department of Education intends to monitor this issue beginning with the Title III grants that will be awarded in July October 2008 USDE letter html html Title I fiscal guidance: guid.doc guid.doc Office for Civil Rights, ELL Resources: ources.html ources.html 21

22 Programmatic Coordination How do state Title I and Title III offices collaborate? Strategic Plan Consolidated Monitoring Systems of Support Technical Assistance

23 LEA Coordination between Title I and III

24 Title I School Improvement Training June 17-18, Waterfront Hotel, Morgantown What do we do, as a professional learning community, when kids dont learn? To send a teacher, please Amelia Courts

25 Questions and Discussion Jan Stanley Amelia Courts, Ed. D


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