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Published on January 10, 2008

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Help! I’ve Got English Language Learners!:  Help! I’ve Got English Language Learners! Marilyn Roberts, Director Special Populations-Assessment Phil Chase, ELL Assessment Specialist Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements Who is an English language learner (ELL)? A student who is an ELL is also known as Limited English Proficient (LEP) in some states and laws. Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements Do all ELLs come from other countries? Some ELLs do—about 20 percent. Many others are children or grandchildren of immigrants. Over 70 percent of ELLs are born here in the United States. Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements How can we identify students as English language learners? A Home Language Survey is provided to all new students enrolling in school (Title VI requirement). Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements What are the Home Language Survey Questions? Is your child’s native tongue a language other than English? Is the primary language used in your child’s home or environment a language other than English? Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements If the answer to either question on the Home Language Survey is “YES”, proceed to assessment of eligibility, using the ELPA Initial Screening and other identified criteria. Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements What is the ELPA Initial Screening? The ELPA Initial Screening is a short, ELP standards-based assessment. The results show strengths and weaknesses by domain and include overall performance levels that are linked to last spring’s annual ELPA. Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements How is the ELPA Initial Screening used? Diagnostic tool for English acquisition Identification of ELLs for Title III purposes Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements Message from Linda Forward, Supervisor of Academic Support Consultants in Michigan’s Office of School Improvement (OSI) 2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening:  2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening What is the ELPA Initial Screening administration schedule? Two assessment cycles: Leaf Cycle June 15, 2007 to November 30, 2007 Snowflake Cycle December 1, 2007 to June 14, 2008 (except during Spring ELPA cycle) 2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening:  2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening The ELPA Initial Screening during the Leaf Cycle is designed to match content taught during the previous school year. The ELPA Initial Screening during the Snowflake Cycle is designed to match content taught so far that same year. Thus, please be careful to administer the following levels to students of these grades: 2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening:  2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements How do we order an ELPA Initial Screening for a new student? Obtain an order form on the public ELPA website at: www.michigan.gov/elpa Fax the amounts needed to the Special Populations Assessment team using the fax number on the form. Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements How is the ELPA Initial Screening scored? ELPA is scored at the time of administration. Student information and raw scores are entered onto the OEAA secure website. Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements What types of reports are available for the ELPA Initial Screening? An individual report and class/group list is immediately downloadable. 2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening:  2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening Sample ELPA Initial Screening Individual Student Report 2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening:  2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening Sample ELPA Initial Screening Class Roster Report Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements How do we notify the State that we have an ELL who is eligible for services? Entering ELPA screener information on the OEAA Secure Site identifies the student for Title III count. Also, include data for appropriate SRSD fields with each count date. Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements What are the next steps? Parents or guardians of the student are contacted regarding instructional recommendations. Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements How are instructional recommendations determined? Input from parents/guardians Student language background Bilingual or ESL resources Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements How do we obtain resources for LEP instruction? ISDs and Title III Consortia State Title III services Organizations such as MITESOL and MABE Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements How do we monitor progress? Provide classroom assessments Analyze results of school, district, and state assessments. MEAP Annual Spring ELPA Meeting Federal Requirements:  Meeting Federal Requirements Who takes the ELPA in spring? ELPA is to be given to all Michigan students who are enrolled in grades K-12 and are eligible for Limited English Proficient (LEP) services. All public and charter schools are included, along with private schools (depending on LEA agreements). Preparing for the 2007 ELPA:  Preparing for the 2007 ELPA How do we obtain ELPA Spring materials? Order materials through ELPA coordinator (specify type and amount). Pre-ID for identified ELLS; labels for new students. Accommodations for ELLs:  Accommodations for ELLs How do we determine if an ELL—who is also a student with a disability (SWD)—needs an accommodation for ELPA? Use of an accommodation is based on documentation in school record. Decisions are to be made on student-by-student basis. Accommodations for ELLs:  Accommodations for ELLs How do we determine if an ELL needs an accommodation for MEAP, MI-Access or MME? Assessment accommodations are based on ELL performance levels and language of instruction for content area being assessed. Decisions are to be made on student-by-student basis. Accommodations for ELLs:  Accommodations for ELLs How do we determine if an ELL needs an accommodation for MEAP, MI-Access or MME? MEAP accommodations marked as standard result in scores that are reportable for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and EducationYES! Accommodations for ELLs:  Accommodations for ELLs How do we determine if an ELL needs an accommodation for MEAP, MI-Access or MME? The use of MME Accommodations for ELLs on Day 1 of the MME result in a score that is not reportable for ACT; is standard and reportable for AYP and EdYES! Accommodations for ELLs:  Accommodations for ELLs Where can we locate accommodation lists for ELPA, MEAP, MI-Access and MME? Accommodations Summary Table are located on the public www.michigan.gov/mde Web site Search for “Accommodations Table.” Accommodations: Other Tests:  Accommodations: Other Tests Can ELLs be excused from these assessments? All ELLs are to be assessed with content-based tests. The only exception involves “recently arrived” students. “Recently Arrived” ELLs:  “Recently Arrived” ELLs Who are “recently arrived” students? These are ELLs who have enrolled in a U.S. Public School for 12 months or less. The date of entry is drawn from sections 8 and 10 on ELPA demographic pages. 2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening:  2007-2008 ELPA Initial Screening Sample Demographic Page “Recently Arrived” ELLs:  “Recently Arrived” ELLs Who are “recently arrived” students? Students meeting this criterion may be “excused” from taking the ELA portions of content-based tests provided that ELPA has been administered. This is a one-time exemption. “Excused” students are reported as a sub-category for AYP. Remember:  Remember All students enrolled in grades K-12 who are eligible for LEP services MUST be assessed annually using the Spring ELPA . Assessment Dates for ELLs:  Assessment Dates for ELLs Assessment Dates for ELLs:  Assessment Dates for ELLs Assessment Dates for ELLs:  Assessment Dates for ELLs Assessment Resources for ELLs :  Assessment Resources for ELLs Assessment questions about ELLs? Call 877-560-8378 or e-mail oeaa@michigan.gov for general assistance or help with the OEAA secure website. E-mail mde-elpa@michigan.gov for ELPA- or ELL-related questions. Comments and Suggestions:  Comments and Suggestions Contact Information: Marilyn Roberts Director, Special Populations Assessment RobertsM@michigan.gov (517) 335-0567 Comments and Suggestions:  Comments and Suggestions Contact Information: Phil Chase ELL Assessment Specialist, Special Populations Assessment chasep2@michigan.gov (517) 335-3967

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