North Carolina Migrant Education Service Delivery Plan
Webinar Objectives • Learn about Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) findings and how they will inform your work. • Be introduced to statewide service delivery strategies in the NCLB goal areas of: • School Readiness • Improving Reading and Math Proficiency • High School Graduation
Webinar Objectives • Understand specific ways in which you will be asked to document • implementation • positive effects of chosen service delivery strategies.
Warm-up Survey Questions #1. How many years have you been working for the NC Migrant Education program? • 0-4 • 5-9 • 10-14 • 15+
Warm-up Survey Questions What is your favorite leisure activity? • Being a couch potato & watching TV • Dancing • Exercising • Going to a movie or out to dinner • Gardening or other hobby
Warm-up Survey Questions How much knowledge do you have of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) process and its findings? • None • Limited • Good • Excellent
Components of the SDP • Performance Targets—What should be…. • Needs Assessment—Where we are… • Measurable Program Outcomes • Service Delivery Strategies • Evaluation
Major Findings from the CNA • Pre-K: Migrant children do not receive comparable pre-school education and home support to that of their counterparts. Photo: Lenoir Count MEP
Data that Validated this Concern • From Education Week, North Carolina has 43% of preschool children involved in some type of preschool program. The CNA survey results reflect that 23% of migrant and 31 % of non-migrant children participate in a preschool program. • The CNA surveys indicated that 58% of migrant parents and 46% of non-migrant parents read less than 3 times a week or never to their children.
More CNA Findings… • Elementary: Significant gaps between ELL/Migrant and Non-ELL/Non-migrant.
Data that Validated this Concern • EOG Percent Proficient • EOG Reading --Gap between Migrant and Non-Migrant in 2004-05 was -10% to -14%. In 2005-06 the gap was even greater, 22 – 23% fewer Migrant students met the standard. • The Gap for 3rd Grade Math in 04-05 was -5% and -13% in 2005-06. • In some cases, the NC % proficient of Migrant students was greater than the % proficient of LEP students. However, LEP Migrant students were less likely to meet the test standard than Migrant students who were not LEP in all areas. • Parent Survey - In most cases, Migrant parents were less likely than Non-Migrant parents to • Set aside a place for homework • Check their children’s homework • Help their children with homework
Secondary School Students… • Secondary: Significant gaps between Migrant and Non-migrant students in grades 6-8 Reading and Math, and all EOC subjects.
Data that Validated this Concern • Survey Results and EOG/EOC Scores • 58.9% of Migrant and 71% of the Non-Migrant students reported being prepared for the EOG Reading tests. 75% of Migrant and 76% of Non-Migrant reported being prepared for the EOG Math tests. • However, 51%- 60% of Migrant students actually passed the EOG Reading and 35% - 43% of the Migrant students actually passed the EOG Math. The percentage of Migrant students passing EOCs was much lower. • In some LEAs, the %Proficient of middle grades Migrant students was much lower than the % of respondents that reported being prepared for the tests.
Out-of-School Youth (OSY) are underserved and indicate need for access to ESL, health, and transportation resources. Out-of-School Youth Photo: Lenoir County MEP
Data that Validated this Concern • Out-of-School Youth Survey • English as a Second Language classes identified as the most critical need
Seven Areas of Concern • Educational Continuity • Instructional Time • School Engagement • English Language Development • Educational Support in the Home • Health • Access to Services
The Service Delivery Plan • Statute: “a description of the State's priorities for the use of funds received under this part, and how such priorities relate to the State's assessment of needs for services in the State;”
The Service Delivery Plan • Section 200.83 of the July 2008 Regulations: specific performance targets and measurable objectives. • Draft Non-Regulatory Guidance: “A comprehensive State plan for service delivery describes the services the SEA will provide on a statewide basis to address the special educational needs of migrant students.”
Service Delivery Strategies • How to read the charts (pp. 13-18 of SDP) • NCLB Goals—General areas • NCMEP Goal—General goal • Objective—Measurable outcome • Strategies— “Do-able” across the state • Data Collection and Reporting—MIS2000 data and other information available • Resources needed—Collected and disseminated by DPI
Goal Areas for NCLB • School Readiness • Proficiency in reading and math • High School graduation
LET’S DO A QUICK SURVEY TOGETHER
Survey Question – School Readiness In your experience, what is a major reason for lack of Pre-K participation of migrant children? • No slots/programs available • Cultural differences • Limited English proficiency • Lack of transportation
Identified Need • Migrant children have low participation in pre-school programs, primarily due to mobility, transportation, and awareness of program options…..
Measurable Program Outcome • Objective: Increase percentage of migrant preschool children (ages 4 and 5) who participate in preschool programs by 5% each year, in order to meet NC average (43%) by 2013.
Strategies • Compile a list of local preschool programs that might enroll migrant students…. • Develop local community network to create better connections with early childhood programs and perhaps develop formal agreements…. • Inform migrant parents of opportunities available… • Web resources: http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us/pdf_forms/StarRatingList.pdf http://www.osr.nc.gov/_pdf/ApprovedEarlyChildhoodCurriculaIssuedNov2008-Colorversion.pdf
Survey Question - Data Reporting Which of these statements best describes your feelings about data reporting? • Data is my friend • Less is more • I want to be able to show that my services are having a positive impact • I need more help!
Data Collection and Reporting • MIS2000 Information • Other • Definition of program • Records of formal agreements and collaboration • Records of trainingsessions and other information prepared for parents
Resources Needed • Data training • School Readiness “Expert Group” information dissemination(helpful websites for educators and parents of Pre-K children, research articles on “best practices”) • Information from and utilization of Parent Information Resource Centers (PIRCs) http://www.nationalpirc.org/directory/NC.html
Evaluation of Service Delivery • Objective from Plan • Type of Data Collected • Data Analysis • Responsible Parties