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SB 504 Nevada Department of Education. Summary Report to Legislative Committee on Education July 15, 2014. SB 504 Overview. Total Allocation : Statewide - $24,950,000 each FY for 2013-14 and 2014-15 Zoom Schools : $23,453,000 (Clark & Washoe) Clark: $19,710,500 14 Schools

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Sb 504 nevada department of education

SB 504Nevada Department of Education

Summary Report to

Legislative Committee on Education

July 15, 2014


Sb 504 overview

SB 504 Overview

Total Allocation:

  • Statewide - $24,950,000 each FY for 2013-14 and 2014-15

    • Zoom Schools : $23,453,000 (Clark & Washoe)

      • Clark: $19,710,500

        • 14 Schools

      • Washoe: $3,742,500

        • 6 Schools

    • non – Zoom Schools : $ 1,497,000 (all other districts)


Fy 14 statewide highlights

FY 14 Statewide Highlights

Clark, Washoe and NDE Collaboration

Focus on Program Development and Implementation


Program options for non zoom districts

Program Options for Non-Zoom districts:

  • PreKExpansion or Creation:High-quality, developmentally appropriate prekindergarten programs 5 Districts

  • Reading Acquisition:The acquisition and implementation of empirically proven assessment tools to determine the ELL’s reading levels; program designed to support ELLs learning 2 Districts

  • Professional Development:For teachers and other educational personnel regarding effective instructional practices and strategies for ELL children 3 Districts

  • Before/After/Summer Program:English development program, before and after school and/or during the summer 3 Districts

  • Other:District designed and proposed programs to serve ELLs 2 Districts

    • July 1, 2013 -May 9, 2014 funding for Non-Zoom Schools from Senate Bill 504 served 1,028 English Language Learners (ELLs) in 13 districts and 41 schools.


Sb 504 nevada department of education

Implementation of SB 504


Prek expansion or creation

PreK Expansion or Creation

  • 5 Districts, 8 schools, 10 new programs

    • All programs aligned/ modeled after State PreK programs

    • All required parent engagement/ home program

    • All reflect increase in waiting lists and program expansion readiness


Increased language proficiency models scores

Increased Language Proficiency (MODELS scores)

Carson and Elko MODELS (Listening and Speaking Scores)

Humboldt and Nye MODELS (Composite Scores)


Professional development

Professional Development

  • 3 Districts

  • 12 Trainings conducted

  • Impact

    • Administrators = 12

    • Content Teachers = 49

    • EL Specialists = 29

    • Students = 495


Before after summer programs

Before/After/Summer Programs

  • 3 districts – 11 schools

  • 171 EL students

    • Tutoring

    • Assistance with grade level assignments

    • Targeted reading instruction


Reading and o ther programs

Reading and Other programs

  • Reading

    • 2 districts – 3 schools

      • Leveled readers

      • Integration with daily reading program

    • Other Programs

      • 2 districts - 5 schools

        • Kindergarten support

        • Parent training

        • Reading/ tutoring hybrid


Recommendations for legislature

Recommendations for Legislature

  • Ensure that appropriate evaluation tools are available or provide resources for their development.

  • Ensure the alignment of all state funded and federally funded PreK programs (i.e. SB 504, State PreK, Title I and Title III).

  • Ensure availability of necessary resources, especially qualified/trained personnel and appropriate facilities for program implementation and expansion.


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