Starting an ESOL Program in Your District

Report
Starting an ESOL Program
Overview, Laws, Requirements,
and a Step-by-Step Process to Support You
July 2014
Agenda
 Overview
 Legal/Requirements
 Step-by-step process involved in setting up an ESOL
program
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Home Language Survey
Assessing
ESOL program models
Exiting
Monitoring
 ESOL Endorsement
 Funding
 Resources
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Acronyms/Definitions
 ELL/LEP = English Language Learner/Limited English
Proficient. A student age 3-21 not proficient in spoken
and/or written English, as determined by an English
language proficiency assessment.
 CLD = Culturally and Linguistically Diverse.
 ESL/ESOL = English as a Second Language/English for
Speakers of Other Languages .
 EL=English Learner
 Immigrant = Any person living in the United States who is
originally from another country. For NCLB purposes, an
immigrant is defined as a person age 3-21, not born in
any State, who has not attended school in any one or
more States for more than three full academic years.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Acronyms/Definitions
 Migrant = a student not older than 21, who is (or
whose parent/child/spouse is) a migratory
agricultural worker/fisher, and has moved within the
preceding 36 months in order to obtain qualifying
work.
 Refugee = A person outside of his/her country who is
unable or unwilling to return to that country because
of a well-founded fear that s/he of persecution
because of race, religion, nationality, political
opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Background Information on
Language Rights
 Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964
prohibits discrimination
on the basis of race,
color, or national origin.
Limited English
proficiency falls under
“national origin”.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Background Information on
Language Rights
 In 1970 the Office for Civil Rights
(OCR) issued a memorandum
decreeing that “Where the
inability to speak and understand
the English language excludes
national origin minority children
from effective participation in the
educational program offered by a
school district, the district must
take affirmative steps to rectify
the language deficiency in order
to open its instructional program
to these students.”
Schools/districts not providing
language support to LEP students
are in violation of Title VI , Civil
Rights Act of 1964.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Supreme Court Rulings
 In the 1974 Lau vs. Nichols case, the
U.S. Supreme Court stated that “There
is no equality of treatment merely by
providing students with the same
facilities, textbooks, teachers, and
curriculum; for students who do not
understand English are effectively
foreclosed from any meaningful
education”.
 In the 1982 Plyler vs. Doe case, the
U.S. Supreme Court ruled that
undocumented children and youth
have the same right to attend public
schools as do U.S. citizens and
permanent residents.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Requirements Under NCLB
English Language Learners will:
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Attain English proficiency
Develop high levels of academic attainment
in core academic subjects
Meet the same challenging state academic
standards as all children are expected to
meet
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Requirements Under NCLB
AMAOs
 KSDE develops Annual
Measurable Achievement
Objectives, for which districts
are held accountable for
meeting, that include:
 Annual increases in the number
or % of children making progress
in learning English
 Annual increases in the number
or % of children attaining English
proficiency by the end of each
school year
 Meeting AMOs for the ELL
subgroup under Title I
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Requirements Under NCLB
 All ELLs must be tested for their English
proficiency and districts are held accountable for
demonstrating “annual growth” in their ELLs’
English proficiency levels
 All ELLs must take all state assessments and their
scores DO count – ELL is one of the disaggregated
groups for which schools/districts are held
accountable
 Annual Measurable Achievement
Objectives (AMAOs) …..next slide
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
KSDE Waiver Assurances
 Each state develops ESOL Standards that are
aligned to the state’s English Language Arts
Standards and linked to the state’s Math and
Science Standards
 ESOL Standards adopted in December 2013 align
to our Kansas College and Career Readiness
Standards.
 ESOL Standards can be found at:
http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=459
 The ESOL Standards must be aligned to the
English Language Proficiency Assessment
(2016 ELPA21)
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Requirements Under NCLB and
ESEA Flexibility Waiver
AMAOs
YEAR
AMAO 1
AMAO 2
AMAO 3
Reading
AMAO 3 Math
AMAOs
defined→
% Increase in total
score on KELPA
% Score 4 in total
category of KELPA
% EL subgroup “meets
standard” or above
% EL subgroup “meets
standard” or above
2012-2013
32%
24%
Reducing nonproficient
Reducing nonproficient
2013-14
36%
27%
*Reducing
non-proficient
*Reducing
non-proficient
**2014-2015
36%
27%
Reducing nonproficient
Reducing nonproficient
2015-2016
Begin ELPA21
more
information to
come….
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Requirements Under NCLB
AMAOs
 If a district does not make
progress toward meeting the
AMAOs for two consecutive
years, that district must
submit an improvement plan
to KSDE
 If a district fails to meet the
AMAOs for four consecutive
years, KSDE must require that
district to:
 modify its curriculum, program,
and method of instruction, or
 determine whether to continue
to fund that district with Title III
 replace relevant educational
personnel
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Setting up and ESOL Program
1. Home Language Survey
2. Assessing English
proficiency
3. Providing ESOL services
4. Exiting students from ESOL
5. Monitoring for two years
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Home Language Survey
The survey should be part of the
enrollment process at the beginning
of the school year, or at the
enrollment of a new student during
the year.
• ALL students new to a district
should fill out a Home Language
Survey.
• If a language other than English is
indicated, an English language
proficiency assessment is given.
SAMPLE HOME LANGUAGE SURVEY
Upon enrollment, every student or parent/guardian must be given a Home Language Survey. This survey
will be used to determine which students should be assessed for English proficiency. Knowledge of, or
exposure to another language does not, in and of itself, qualify a student for ESOL services. If a language
other than English is indicated in any of questions 1-4, the student will be assessed to determine eligibility
for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services. The assessments approved by Kansas
State Department of Education include: The Language Assessment Scales (LAS)/LAS LINKS/Pre-LAS,
the IDEA Proficiency Test (IPT)/Pre-IPT, the Language Proficiency Test Series (LPTS), and the Kansas
English Language Proficiency Assessment (KELPA)/KELPA-P. If a student scores below proficient/fluent
in any of the language domains: listening, speaking, reading, or writing, s/he is eligible for ESOL services.
Please complete one form for each child.
Student Information:
Name
Grade
Address
Date first enrolled in a school in the U.S.
Date of Birth
Phone Number
Student Language Information:
1.
What language did your child first learn to speak/use?
English ______ Spanish ______ Other (please specify) ________________
2.
What language does your child speak/use at home? Do not include language learned in a class or
through television or other such programming.
English ______ Spanish ______ Other (please specify) ________________
3.
What language do you speak/use with your child?
English ______ Spanish ______ Other (please specify) ________________
4.
What language do the adults regularly present or living in the home speak/use while in presence of
the child?
English ______ Spanish ______ Other (please specify) ________________
Parent/Guardian Information:
Which language do you prefer? English ___Spanish ___ Other (specify)______________
(Please specify “written” or “spoken”. To the extent practicable, communication from the school will be
provided in this language.)
Migrant Education Program Information:
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is authorized by Title I Part C of the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The MEP provides formula grants to local education agencies to
establish or improve education programs for children who may qualify for the Migrant Program. Please
help us determine your child’s eligibility for the Migrant Program by responding to the following questions.
Has your family moved in the last 36 months to seek or obtain agriculture or fishing related work?
Yes _____No _____
If yes, was the move from one school district to another? Yes _____ No _____
For the School: If the answer to either of the previous two questions is Yes, please contact Mike Toole
at [email protected] or 620-353-8114 and provide him a copy of this survey.
Signature of Parent or Guardian
Date
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Assessing English
Proficiency
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If a student scores less than
fluent/proficient in any of the
domains on the English language
proficiency assessment, s/he is
eligible for ESOL services.
If the student scores
fluent/proficient on all domains on
the English language proficiency
assessment, s/he is not eligible for
ESOL services (s/he is not an ELL).
Approved English
language proficiency
assessments:
 IPT www.ballard-tighe.com
 LAS-Links www.ctb.com
 LPTS www.metritech.com
 KELPA-P www.cete.us
(password needed)
Soon to be moved to the KSDE website.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Assessing English
proficiency
If the proficiency assessment
determines that the student is not
fluent/proficient in English, parents
must be notified and language
support (ESOL services) must be
provided.
Types of language support services:
• Push-in
• Bilingual
• Dual language
• Sheltered instruction
• Modified instruction
• ESOL class period
• Paraprofessional support
• Pull-out
Notify parents within 30 days of the start of
the school year, or within two weeks of
enrolling mid-year. Include:
• Reason child was identified
• Child’s proficiency level and how assessed
• Method of instruction and options
• How the ESOL program will meet the
educational needs of the child
• How the ESOL program will help the child
learn English and meet academic
achievement standards
• Exit requirements, rate of transition
• How the ESOL program meets the IEP
• Right of parents to 1) not enroll child in
ESOL, 2) remove child from ESOL, or 3)
choose another ESOL program if available
Notification must be in a language parents can
understand.
Sample Home Language Surveys are found
here.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Providing ESOL Services
 Push-in: An ESOL teacher comes into the regular classroom to give
language assistance to the English Learner.
 Bilingual: Only if all ELs speak the same first language. Instruction in the
academic areas are provided in the EL’s native language with the gradual
introduction of English throughout the year.
 Dual Language: Both native English- and native Spanish- speaking
students are in the same class and some of the instruction is in Spanish
and some in English. All students become both bilingual and bi-literate.
 Sheltered Instruction: The class is comprised solely of ELLs and the
academic subject matter is provided through “sheltered” or adapted
instruction to teach both English and the academic content material.
 Modified Instruction: A regular ed teacher with an ESOL endorsement
“modifies” instruction so that the academic content is comprehensible to
the EL. In these cases, the class is comprised of both ELs and non-ELs –
additional language support may or may not be given.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Providing ESOL Services
 ESOL Class Period: The EL is enrolled in a class period in their day with an
ESOL endorsed teacher. During this time the focus is English language
acquisition. This usually takes place at the middle school and high school
levels.
 Paraprofessional Support: The EL receives instructional support in the
regular classroom or in a pull-out setting. Instructional support in the
Native language is given if the paraprofessional has language proficiency in
the students’ Native language. Instruction is planned by an ESOL
endorsed teacher and the paraprofessional works in close proximity to the
ESOL endorsed teacher.
 Pull-out: The ESOL teacher pulls the EL out of the regular classroom to
focus on English language acquisition. It is suggested that this time not be
during core English Language Arts or core Mathematics instruction time.
This takes place in districts in which there area limited number of ESOL
teachers many schools across the district and usually in the elementary
setting.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Providing ESOL Services
 District decision based on resources available
(materials, funding, staff), number of ELs, grade
levels of ELs, languages of ELLs, etc.
 Minutes of instruction (this must be calculated for State ESOL
funding purposes, sample calculator found here)
 Individual Learning Plan (ILP) (ILP template found here, under
Kansas Program Guidelines and Regulations)
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Must have an ESOL endorsed teacher
Para supervision
Fed requirements – make curriculum accessible
All ELs are assessed with ELPA in the spring
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Exiting students from ESOL
 Students are exited
from ESOL services
when their KELPA
indicates category 4 in
all domains (listening,
speaking, reading and
writing) and the
composite, for two
consecutive years.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Monitoring ELs
 After an EL scores fluent
(category 4) in all
domains and the
composite on the KELPA
for two consecutive
years, s/he is exited
from ESOL services and
is monitored for two
additional years.
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
ESOL Endorsement
 The ESOL endorsement is an attachment to a
Kansas teaching license
 Can be endorsed for grades Pre-K – 12
 Two ways to become ESOL endorsed:
 ESOL endorsement courses plus PRAXIS
 PRAXIS only
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
ESOL Endorsement Courses
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Program Guidance for adding ESOL endorsement can be found here..
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Kansas State University
McPherson College
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Newman University
Ottawa University
Pittsburg State University
University of Kansas
Wichita State University
http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=353
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Funding
State (Bilingual)
 Weighted formula
 Have an endorsed teacher
and minutes calculated by
September 20 count date
Federal (Title III)
 Supplements local, State, and
other Federal money
 AMAO requirements for the
district
 $10,000 minimum awarded to
a single district or consortium
(district must have at least 10
ELs to participate)
 Based on number of ELs
 Private schools are served too
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Funding – Title III
Consortium Requirements
 Districts not generating the $10,000 minimum
can apply for funding with other districts as a
consortium
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One fiscal agent, no maximum number of districts
Districts must sign an MOU and return it to KSDE
Each district must meet AMAOs individually
All districts must meet all requirements of Title III
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Resources
 ESL Listserv – Professional development opportunities (conferences,
workshops, webinars, best practice, etc.)
 http://www.ksde.org/Agency/DivisionofLearningServices/EarlyChildhoodS
pecialEducationandTitleServices/TitleServices/TitleIIIStateESOL.aspx
ESOL webpage
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Sample documents
Link to ESOL Standards, KELPA
Criteria for ESOL funding and services
ESOL endorsement procedures
Guidance/law
Resources re: other related topics
 www.cete.us CETE (currently for KELPA reports)
 Fiscal Auditing (Bilingual Contact Time Calculator)
 http://community.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2491 Kansas Individual
Data on Students (KIDS)
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org
Questions
Michele Hayes
ESOL/Bilingual and Title III Consultant
Kansas State Department of Education
900 SW Jackson, Suite 620
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-4906
[email protected]
Kansas State Department of Education
www.ksde.org

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