PowerPoint Presentation - Early Literacy Implementation & Support

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Early Literacy Implementation & Support
Summer / Fall 2014
Iowa Department of Education
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Big Ideas
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Universal screening in reading grades K-3
For students with a “substantial deficiency” in reading:
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c.
Progress monitoring
Intensive instruction, including 90 minutes a day of scientific,
research-based reading instruction
Notice to parents:
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d.
The student has a substantial deficiency
Strategies they can use to help the child succeed
Student progress reports
Retention if the student is not proficient by the end of third
grade, did not attend the summer program, and does not
qualify for a good cause exemption
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1. Universal Screening
All K-3 students, 3x/year
 Use Department-approved tool
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Valid, reliable, technically adequate for universal
screening
Use vendor benchmarks
 Provide alternate assessment for students with
disabilities whose IEP indicates it is required
 Department-approved assessments on DE
website (and next slide)
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2.a. Progress Monitoring
For all students who exhibit a substantial deficiency
Monitor weekly
 Use Department-approved tool
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Valid, reliable, technically adequate for progress monitoring
Use vendor benchmarks
A student with a substantial deficiency in reading is a student whose
reading performance is below a standard set on an approved
assessment and whose progress on an approved assessment is minimal
**Definition will be operationalized by IDE
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Substantial Deficiency
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A student with a substantial deficiency in reading is a
student whose reading performance is below a standard
set on an approved assessment and whose progress on
an approved assessment is minimal.
Students are considered to have a substantial deficiency
in reading when they meet either of the following
criteria:
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Score below the vendor benchmark during a universal
screening period directly after a screening period in which
they were considered at-risk of being substantially deficient.
Score below the vendor benchmark for two consecutive
universal screening periods.
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At-Risk to be Substantially Deficient
Students
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All students who are identified as at-risk of having
a substantial deficiency are required to receive
weekly progress monitoring. This will allow
schools to monitor the student’s progress to
ensure he or she is on track to meet end of the
year reading goals (i.e., spring benchmarks).
Intervention for students who are at-risk is highly
recommended. If multiple data points suggest a
student is not on track to meet end of year goals
(i.e., spring benchmarks), interventions should be
implemented for the at-risk student.
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2.b. Intensive Instruction
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For any student with a substantial deficiency, provide:
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90 minutes a day of scientific, research-based reading instruction, which
may include:
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Small group instruction
Reduced teacher-student ratios
More frequent progress monitoring
Tutoring or mentoring
Extended school day, week, or year services
Summer reading programs
A reading curriculum that does all of the following:
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Assists in developing skills to read at grade-level
Provides skill development in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary,
and comprehension
Is implemented by certified staff with appropriate training and PD
Is implemented during regular school hours
Provides curriculum in core academic subjects
Until the reading deficiency is remediated.
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Intensive Instruction Guidance:
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For students who exhibit a substantial deficiency in reading,
90 minutes of research-based reading instruction, a district’s
core literacy block satisfies the requirement to provide this
service. If a district’s core instruction is not at least 90
minutes and composed of scientific, research-based reading
instruction, then it is required that the district implement
such a program for students with a substantial deficiency in
reading.
Districts must provide additional instruction or support to
students identified as being substantially deficient in reading
beyond the 90-minute requirement, which may include but
is not limited to small group instruction; reduced teacherstudent ratios; more frequent progress monitoring; tutoring
or mentoring; extended school-day, week, or year; and
summer reading programs.
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2.c. Notice to Parents
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The parent or guardian of a student who exhibits a substantial
deficiency in reading must receive:
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Notice that their student has been identified as having a substantial
deficiency (annually)
Information on services currently provided to the student (annually)
Notice of proposed supplemental services the district will provide
(annually)
Information on strategies the parents/guardians can use to help the
child succeed (annually)
Information on their students academic progress and any other useful
information (quarterly)
A plan for remediating the reading deficiency in a parent contract (one
time)
Notice that they may enroll their student in an intensive summer
reading program if not proficient at the end of 3rd grade (one time)
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Summer Reading Program
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Beginning May 1, 2017 each district must provide
an intensive summer reading program for any
student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in
reading
A one-time waiver from this provision will be
available
The standards for an intensive summer reading
program are being developed and reviewed by the
Iowa Reading Research Center (IRRC)
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2.d. Retention
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Beginning May 1, 2017, a student must be
retained in grade 3 who:
is not proficient by the end of 3rd grade, AND
 does not enroll in and complete the intensive
summer reading program, AND
 does not quality for a good cause exemption
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Reporting
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Report universal screening and progress monitoring data to the IDE
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Report interventions and supports implemented to the IDE
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Address reading proficiency as part of the CSIP using universal
screening and progress monitoring data aggregated by classroom,
school, and other student characteristics
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Review chronic early absenteeism for its impact on early literacy as
part of the CSIP
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If more than 15% of an attendance center’s students are not
proficient by the end of third grade, include in the CSIP strategies to
increase the percent proficient, including school and community
strategies
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Funding in 2014-2015
Last year’s funding was open in December
 This year’s funding is $8 million total
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$4 million distributed equally to each district
 $4 million distributed per pupil based on 2012
certified enrollment
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Median allocation is $17,018.86
 The DE will send directions to obtain funding
that will be similar to this year
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Next Steps for all schools
Provide training and support to access Iowa
TIER and implement FAST, in K-3 buildings:
Summer 2014
 Provide free access and support to Iowa TIER
and implement FAST in K-6 buildings: 20142015
 Provide free access and support to Iowa TIER
and implement IGDIs, PK: 2014-2015
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Questions?
Additional supports for overview:
2013-12-12 Early Literacy Guidance Webinar
Latest Dept of Ed Guidance document:
https://www.educateiowa.gov/documents/legisl
ative-information/early-literacy-guidance
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Additional AEA 1 ELI Support Sessions
 Session 1: Overview of ELI/TIER Reports to use
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Oct. 10 @ 10:00
OR
Oct. 17 @ 1:00
 Session 2: Substantial Deficiency/Progr. Monit.
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Nov. 3 @ 10:00
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Nov. 6 @ 1:00
 Session 3: Student w/ Disabilities/Alt. Assess.
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Nov. 24 @ 10:00
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Nov. 26 @ 1:00
 Session 4: Parent communication/contract
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Dec. 8 @ 10:00
OR
Dec. 10 @ 1:00
 Session 5: Reporting/Attendance/Early Child.
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Dec. 15 @ 1:00
OR
Dec. 17 @ 10:00
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Next Steps
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TIER Reports
 How to access reports from TIER
 Which scores to use for on target to be
proficient
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