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1 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education TITLE III UPDATE Web-Conference September 14, 2005

2 Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education UPDATES WESTELL Data –Timelines, Notification requirements, AMAOs, Interpreting Reports Title III Grant Awards –Awards, Reports, Private Schools, Supplant Title III Initiatives- –Data Analysis –Secondary Committee

3 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL West Virginia Test of English Language Learning

4 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL Data - Timelines Data files within the next 7 days* Reports accessible within next 2 weeks* Timeline for Implementing ELP Assessment –July 2005 USDE memo –Spring 2006 deadline Rationale for WVs participation in 2004 and 2005 –Build capacity at district and school level for administration –Required Field test numbers similar to census state numbers –Gather two years of data to determine AMAOs

5 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL Data- Notification Requirements Student Identification for participation in program – not later than 30 days after the beginning of the school year. (after the beginning of the school year, within two weeks of the childs placement) –The reasons for identification as LEP and for placing their child in a language instruction educational program for LEP students; –The childs level of English proficiency how the level was assessed and the status of the childs academic achievement; Use multiple measures including WESTEST RLA data, informal or classroom based assessments, teacher observation, prior Woodcock Munoz

6 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL Data- Notification Requirements Notification of Program Failure Districts are required to provide notice to the parents of LEP children participating in a Title III language instruction educational program of any failure of the program to make progress on the annual measurable achievement objectives Described in section 3122 of Title III. This notice is to be provided no later than 30 days after this failure occurs.

7 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education AMAOs – The Law Developed by the state (NCLB, Title III, Sec. 2132) Reflect amount of time spent in language program and: 1.Annual increases in Number or Percentage of children making progress 2.Annual increases in number or percentage of children attaining English proficiency 3.Making AYP for LEP (subgroup) of students Accountability- –Each year – notify LEP parents –2 nd year – Improvement plan –4 th year – Program Revision

8 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education AMAOs – The Plan March West Virginias ELP assessment (WESTELL) will be administered Summer Cut scores will be established using the new assessment data. (Summer 2005) March The second year of WESTELL data will be used to determine the percentage of students within each cohort who are making progress. Summer Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, and Year 5 cohorts starting points will be established from two years of baseline data to determine the state-level projections for intermediate goals and annual measurable objectives through (Fall 2005) The goals and objectives will be set separately for each cohort. This trajectory will assure that all students will reach the proficient level of performance by

9 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL DATA- Reports What we will receive: 1. On student-level reports (individual score reports and rosters) include: A. scale scores and proficiency levels for all four domains (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) and B. proficiency levels only for Comprehension and Total Composite.

10 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL DATA- Reports 2. On aggregate reports Report summary data for scale scores (means) and proficiency levels (number and percent attaining) for all four domains and for Comprehension and Total Composite.

11 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL DATA- Reports 3. On state electronic data files include: A. student-level scale scores and for all four domains and for Comprehension and Total Composite. B. proficiency levels for all four domains and for Comprehension and Total Composite.

12 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL DATA- Reports Accessing the information Using the unique student identifiers in WVEIS, these data files will be connected to each students WVEIS Record More information about accessing these reports and student information will be forthcoming

13 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL DATA- Reports Deriving Comprehension and Total Composite Levels and Scale Scores 1.Proficiency levels for Comprehension and Total Composite will be based on Articulation Committee recommendations. These recommendations assign an overall proficiency level based on the students proficiency level on the relevant domains. For example, a student receiving a 4 in Reading and a 3 in Listening has a Comprehension proficiency level of 4. Total Composite proficiency levels are based on levels earned on all four domains. 2.Scale scores for Comprehension and Total Composite will be based on averaging component scale scores, again following Articulation Committee recommendations.

14 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education WESTELL Data- Reports CAUTION: States and districts will be asked to refrain from sharing student-level Comprehension and Total Composite scale scores, since their use and interpretation is most appropriate at the aggregate level.

15 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education TITLE III GRANTS Record Level Funding

16 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education Title III Grants June 30, 2005 Application Deadline July 2005 – Notification of Increased Funding by USDOE August 15 – Deadline for Revised Budget August 30 – Deadline for Report September 2005 – Announce Funding

17 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education Title III Grants COUNTYAMOUNTSTATUS Berkeley 65,656.00approved Cabell 29,464.00*approved Harrison 15,776.00approved Hardy 10,000.00pending Jackson 10,000.00approved Jefferson 51,968.00*pending Kanawha 93,960.00*approved Mercer 10,000.00*approved Monongalia 108, pending Wood 14,616.00approved RESA IV 10, approved RESA VI 10, pending TOTAL430,016.00

18 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education Title III Grants – Private Schools Consultation Eligibility Expenditures Delivery of Equitable Services Complaints and Bypass Other Requirements

19 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education Title III Grants – Supplement Vs. Supplant tmlhttp://wvconnections.k12.wv.us/title3grants.h tml What is Supplement? When does it occur? How can a presumption of supplanting be overcome? Example of overcoming supplant

20 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education TITLE III Initiatives WESTELL Data Analysis Trainings Secondary LEP Committee

21 September 14, 2005Amelia Courts, WV Dept. of Education Questions and/or Comments Thank You!


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