Presentation on theme: "Shelda Hale, Title III, ELL and Immigrant Education Kentucky Department of Education."— Presentation transcript:
Shelda Hale, Title III, ELL and Immigrant Education Kentucky Department of Education
More than 4.5 million LEP students nationwide = 9.1% of the overall K-12 student population. Percentage of LEP students in States ranges from less than 1% to 26% of the students in the State. The concentration of LEP students varies widely across States and districts. More than 90% of LEP students are served under Title III through 4,700+ grants to districts. Approximately 70% of LEP students are served under Title I. (Source: State-submitted EDFacts data for the 07-08 school year)
Percentage of students at or above the proficient level on State achievement assessments… Percentage of students at or above the proficient level on State achievement assessments… EL Performance
ELs in Poor Performing Schools Of schools in improvement, on average, 20% of the school population is ELs. Of schools in the bottom 5%, on average, 13% of the school population is ELs. Of schools that are both in improvement and in the bottom 5%, on average, 17% of the school population is ELs. The proportion of the EL population in poor performing schools varies substantially across States, from LEP students comprising from 1% of the population in poor performing schools to LEP students comprising 82% of the population in poor performing schools. (Source: State-submitted EDFacts data for the 07-08 school year)
Increased Student Achievement Rigorous Standards & Assessments Great Teachers & Leaders Effective Use of Data Turning Around Low Achieving Schools Pillars of Reform ESEA Priority Areas College and Career Ready Students Equity and Opportunity for all Students Great Teachers and Leaders in Every School Raise the Bar and Reward Excellence Fosters… Results in… Effective Teaching & Learning Achievement Gap Closing Increased Graduation and College Enrollment Rates
Technology Evidence Efficiency Supporting English Learners Supporting Students with Disabilities Supporting rural and other high-need areas
Implementing College – and Career-ready Standards Great Teachers and Great Leaders Providing information to families and educators Improving student Learning and Achievement in our lowest Performing Schools The our Assurances College- and Career-Ready Students Great Teachers and Great Leaders A Complete Education Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners Successful, Safe and Healthy Students Fostering Innovation and Excellence Six Reform Priorities
English Learners ◦ Strengthen programs for English learners and support teachers of ELs, including through new competitive funds. All programs ◦ Transparency on outcomes. ◦ Greater flexibility. ◦ Other minor changes to address community concerns or implementation issues. Maintain federal support for historically underserved groups. English Learner Education Migrant Education Impact Aid Neglected & Delinquent Homeless Education Indian Education Alaska Native Education Native Hawaiian Education Rural Education Support students with disabilities in IDEA and across ESEA.
Four beliefs guide the Department’s thinking about ELs: 1. Greater accountability 2. Access to content 3. Skilled teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, and administrators 4. Encourage dual language programs
Rethinking the federal accountability system Use growth and progress to measure schools. Focus on closing achievement gaps. Respond to greatest challenges Provide flexibility for results Recognize & reward success Similar differentiation at district and state level Schools in bottom 5% Schools in next 5% Achievement gaps Most schools School making greatest gains Schools meeting all performance targets Rigorous and Fair Accountability for All Levels
Measure growth towards attainment of language proficiency Statewide Common Standards, Assessments, Identification and Exit Criteria ELP Assessments and Accountability Valid and Reliable Instruments ELP Assessments Aligned to ELP Standards ELP Standards Linked to Content Standards Effective Use of Native Language Assessments Evaluate the effectiveness of language instruction educational programs
Encourage States & districts to take on comprehensive systemic reforms. Create and expand high-performing charter & other public autonomous schools. Race to the Top ($1.35b) Supporting Effective Charters ($400m) Spur and scale up promising and proven innovations. Investing in Innovation ($500m) Design and implement comprehensive systems of choice. Promoting Public School Choice ($90m) Support magnets that raise diversity & achievement. Magnet Schools Assistance ($110m)
Increase funding for national activities New competitive grants to states, school districts to support the development of innovative programs Professional development and funding fro research programs Fostering Innovation and Excellence through National Activities
By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. Today, the U.S. college graduation rate is approximately 40%. The goal is to reach approximately 60%. This includes both 4-year colleges and 2-year colleges. To reach that goal, we need 3 million graduates of 4-year colleges and 5 million from community colleges. Of those, 2.7 million will need to use Pell Grants to pay for college and another 1 million will rely on low-interest federal loans. Right now, 27 percent of young people drop out of high school. Every year, 1.2 million teenagers leave school for the streets.
Provide new competitive grants to States, districts, and nonprofit partners to support the development of innovative programs, build the knowledge base about promising practices, and scale up effective practices to improve instruction for English Learners, including funding for graduate fellowships to support research and leadership in developing effective practices to improve English Learner outcomes, as well as State or district partnerships with colleges and universities for developing effective teachers.
Supreet.Anand@ed.gov 202-401-9795 “ It's time to stop just talking about education reform and start actually doing it. It's time to make education America's national mission.” - President Barack Obama, November 4, 2009 “ By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” - President Barack Obama, February 24, 2009