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  1. Adult ESOL Course Standards – 2008Update Training

  2. Revised Standards – A New Look • Communication • Civics, Family and Community Resources • Employment • Consumer Education • Health and Nutrition • Transportation and Travel • Safety and Security Old = 14 Standards New = 7 Standards

  3. Revised Standards – A New Numbering System EMPLOYMENT Benchmark Standard Level

  4. Description of Pilot Standards • Six levels • Consolidate topics from 14 to 7 • Better fit for shorter courses (8-10 weeks) • Better fit for Managed Enrollment Classes

  5. Sample Evaluation Form

  6. Florida Adult ESOL Pilot Standards Evaluation Results Number of Surveys submitted: 22 (all but one from instructors) Educational Level of Survey Participants BA or BS: 4 MA orMS: 16 PhD: 2 Evaluation of Participants’ Comments Positive: 15 Negative: 2 Mixed:5 Participants’ Implementation Comfort Level Comfortable: 18 Uncomfortable: 4

  7. Participants’ Comfort Level with New Curriculum

  8. Analysis of Participants’ Input Participants’ Responses to Evaluation Form

  9. Summary of Difficulties Encountered by Participants • Not enough time to cover everything • Insufficient resources on site • Multiple levels in same class • Erratic student attendance • Standards unrealistic for students who don’t work • Standards do not cover complete curriculum • Academic skills not included • 14 respondents – No difficulty

  10. Survey Recommendations • Create supplemental resources Online Lesson plans • Provide training at the local level • Collaboration with RTCs • Create up-to-date User’s Guide • Have cadre of mentors to assist with implementation

  11. Adult English for Speakers ofOther Languages Standards 9900040 – CIP# 1532.010300 • Final version posted on the website • New Features • Grammar Anchors • Grammar Anchors’ Users’ Guide • New Curriculum Users’ Guide • Hyperlinked • User-friendly

  12. Procedures – Pre Test • The pretest will provide a CASAS scale score in order to place the student in an adult ESOL class (Foundations < 180, Low Beginning 181 – 190, High Beginning 191-200, Low Intermediate 201-210, High Intermediate 211-220, Advanced 221-235) • All students will have a CASAS pretest score upon entering the appropriate level ESOL class • Pretests provide diagnostic information to target instruction.

  13. Procedures – Post Test • A student should take a post-test after a period of instruction concludes ( 70 hours of available instruction). • A student should successfully complete the Florida Curriculum Frameworks for his/her ESOL level • CASAS recommends that programs use multiple measures to assess progress of students.

  14. Resources – Instructional Materials • Instruction should be delivered with a core text book. • All Star • Expressways/Downtown • Stand Out • Supplemental materials should be used to enhance instruction. • Life Skills and Test Prep (1-4) • Oxford Tactics for Listening • Picture dictionaries • Cultural readers

  15. Activity #1 Pair work • Choose an Adult ESOL Course Standard • Correlate: Student Performance Standards* Curriculum Frameworks* Vocabulary words* • Share information with whole group *highlight in document

  16. Activity #2 Pair work • Choose one of two lessons recommended (low beginning, high intermediate) • Fill in standards and frameworks information • Develop a lesson using lesson plan form • Share with the group

  17. Questions and Answers

  18. District contact information: Dr. Beatriz Diaz, Adult ESOL District Instructional Supervisor (305) 995 – 2982 bdiaz@dadeschools.net Ieana Masud, Adult ESOL Curriculum Support Specialist (305) 995 - 4517, imasud@dadeschools.net Veronica Pavon Baker, Adult ESOL Curriculum Support Specialist (305) 995 – 1745, vpavon@dadeschools.net Karen Johnson, Adult ESOL Curriculum Support Specialist (305) 995 – 1745 Dr. Monica Oliva, Adult ESOL Curriculum Support Specialist (305) 995 - 7433, moliva@dadeschools.net