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1 NJTESOL/NJBE Spring Conference May 28 th and 29 th, 2014 Hot Topics in Both Bilingual and ESL Secondary Education Yasmin Hernández Manno Bilingual Secondary SIG Newark Public Schools Central Office Supervisor of Bilingual & ESL Education yhernandez njbe.org Caia Schlessinger Marcella Garavaglia NJTESOL/NJBE Secretary NJTESOL/NJBE ESL Secondary SIG ESL Teacher, Colts Neck High School ESL Teacher, Colts Neck High School Freehold Regional High School District Freehold Regional High School District

2 Know the bilingual code! The district board of education shall establish language services whenever there are one or more, but fewer than 10 LEP students establish an ESL program that provides up to two periods of ESL instruction whenever there are 10 or more LEP students Establish bilingual education programs whenever there are 20 or more LEP students in any one language classification (although a district may request a waiver)

3 ESL Certification & the Highly Qualified Teacher Initiative It is entirely appropriate for ELL students who are receiving language arts literacy instruction from certified ESL teachers to receive English Language Arts Literacy credit toward graduation for that coursework.

4 World Language Graduation Requirements for High School ELLs Study of English- Limited English Proficient (LEP) students who take an additional English or English as a Second Language (ESL) class may use that second English class to fulfill the world languages requirement. Students Native Language - LEP students may use their native language to satisfy the requirement when entering the ninth grade or at subsequent grade levels as newly arrived students from their native country. Students that have been speaking their native language since a very young age and throughout their prior educational experience will satisfy the world languages requirement. Districts may do proficiency testing, if desired.

5 ACCESS for ELLs Timelines Task Start Date End Date Duration Test Ordering 01/06/14 02/05/14 30 Pre-ID Ordering - NJ Smart Delivery 02/05/14 1 Districts Receive Test Materials 02/24/14 7 Test Window 03/03/14 04/18/14 47 Additional Materials Deadline 04/04/14 Districts Pack Completed Material 04/18/14 04/25/14 8 Districts Ship Completed Material to MT 04/25/14 3 All Materials Received at MT 04/30/14 Data Validation Window - If Desired 05/29/14 06/08/14 10 Reports Shipped to Districts 06/25/14 06/28/14 3 Printed Report Correction Window 06/28/14 07/26/14 28 Final Data Due To State 07/29/14

6 ACCESS for ELLs Timelines

7 Changes to AMAO Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives Announcement: May 14, 2013 For districts receiving Title III funds:

8 AMAO 1: Progress

9 AMAO 2: Attainment 5% of students in language assistance programs for less than one year through four years will attain a 4.5 composite score on the ACCESS for ELLs test. 50% of students in language assistance programs for 5 years or more will attain a 4.5 composite score on the ACCESS for ELLs test. The AMAO 2 targets include two cohorts: students that have been in a language assistance program up to four years and those that have been in a program five or more years In order to meet AMAO 2, districts must meet both cohorts.

10 AMAO 3: District Districts can count former LEP students scores for two years after they exit. 10% improvement in HSPA scores

11 Students who waive out of ESL services need to take the ACCESS test every year until they have achieved an exit score or met multiple criteria.

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13 New WIDA English Language Development Standards (2012) Formerly English Language Proficiency Standards Level 2 Emerging (instead of Beginning) Example topics are aligned to Common Core State Standards Clusters: 9 10, Added topical vocabulary, cognitive function, and example context for language use Example expectations in discourse complexity, language forms and conventions, and vocabulary usage (amplified strands)

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15 ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Reports 2014

16 High School Graduation Assessments HSPA is in place until March 2015 Current 11 th grade took HSPA 3/2014 Students who didn t pass in 3/2014 can take the HSPA again in 10/2014 and 3/2015 (last HSPA administration!) *Any new Senior needs to take the HSPA HSPA will be replaced by the PARCC Assessment, which will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards

17 PARCC Our ELLs need to practice: *Computer Skills *Typing Skills

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19 PARCC Accommodations for ELLs

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22 PARCC Accommodations for ELLs 0and%20Accommodations%20Manual%20November% pdf

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26 Sample PARCC Items

27 Student Growth Objectives (SGOs) for ELLs

28 ACCESS for ELLs Interpretive Guide for Score Reports 2014

29 SAMPLE SGO using a writing assessment and the WIDA writing rubric At least % of students will increase 1 level (Levels 1-6: Entering-Reaching) in 1 of 3 WIDA Writing Rubric categories (Linguistic Complexity, Vocabulary Usage, Language Control).

30 ACCESS Scores SGOs

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32 SEAL OF BILITERACY

33 #NJTESOLBE

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