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Meeting and Exceeding the Requirements to Serve ELL Students: With or Without Funding. Tassin Idewu Coordinator of Instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) East Baton Rouge Parish School System. 2014 Spring LASAFAP Conference March 6, 2014. ESL Alphabet Soup.

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Meeting and Exceeding the Requirements to Serve ELL Students: With or Without Funding

TassinIdewu

Coordinator of Instruction for

English Language Learners (ELLs)

East Baton Rouge Parish School System

2014 Spring

LASAFAP Conference

March 6, 2014

esl alphabet soup
ESL Alphabet Soup

Instructions: With a partner, guess the meanings of the following sets of initials.

1. ESL

2. LEP

3. ELL

4. LMS

5. SIOP

6. L1

7. L2

8. NES

9. LES

10. AYP

11. TESOL

12. NABE

13. LAS

14. FEP

15. ELDA

esl alphabet soup key
ESL Alphabet Soup Key
  • 1.ESL = English as a Second Language
  • 2. LEP = Limited English Proficient
  • 3. ELL = English Language Learner
  • 4.LMS = Language Minority Students
  • 5.SIOP = Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocal
  • 6.L1 = First Language
  • 7.L2 = Second Language
  • 8. NES = Non-English Speaker
  • 9. LES = Limited English Speaker
  • 10. AYP =AdequateYearly Progress
  • 11. TESOL = Teachers of English to Speakers of OtherLanguages
  • 12.NABE = National Association for Bilingual Education
  • 13. LAS = Language Assessment Scales
  • 14.FEP = Fluent English Proficient
  • 15. ELDA = English Language Development Assessment
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ELLscurrently…

are the most rapidly growing sector of public school enrollment.

Between the 1991/92 and 2005/06 school years, ELL enrollment grew by 109%.

Total school enrollment in the same time period grew only 14%.

by 2030 it is predicted
By 2030 it is predicted…

40% of all school-age children will be English Language Learners.

Thomas and Collier, George Mason University, 2002

Former US Dept. of Educ. Secretary Margaret Spellings was a little more conservative in her estimate…

1 in 4 (25%) of all school-age children will be ELLs in 2025.

by 2042 the us census bureau predicts
By 2042 the US Census Bureau predicts…

the current US majority will be the minority.

The Hispanic population is expected to almost triple from

47 million in 2008to 133 million in 2050.

If the prediction crystallizes, almost one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic.

(Currently approx. 1 in 7)

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Bringing it home…

2010 Population: 4.533 Million

2010 Hispanic Population: 192, 560

Total population grew only 1.4% since the 2000 Census, keeping LA among the bottom five slowest growing states.

HOWEVER…

The Hispanic population grew to 4.2% of the total population, an increase of 78.7%.

Sadly in 2008, the Pew Hispanic Center found that 30% of LA’s Hispanic population dropped out of school.

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Bringing it home…

LA 2010 LEP Population:

13,952

  • Top languages in the state:
    • Spanish – 69%
    • Vietnamese – 12%
    • Arabic – 6%
    • Chinese – 3%
    • French – 2%
    • Other – 8%

LEPs in EBR are approx. 3% of the total district population.

That’s approx. 11% of the state total of LEPs.

1964 title vi civil rights act
1964: Title VI – Civil RightsAct

No person in the US shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

An educational agency’s failure to appropriately rectify an LEP student’s English competency is a denial of equal educational opportunity on the basis on national origin.

Created the Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Established Home Language Survey to identify students in need of language instruction

School buildings, classrooms and schedule of instruction must be equivalent for LEPs and non-LEPs.

Supplemental language support, such as ESL intervention, must be provided for LEP children in English-only classrooms.

1975 lau vs nichols
1975: Lau vs. Nichols
  • Students who do not understand English are effectively foreclosed from any meaningful education when merely providing them with the same facilities, textbooks, teachers, and curriculum.
  • OCR was granted the authority to establish regulations to enforce Title VI prohibiting discrimination.

1975: Lau Remedies

  • Identify and evaluate LEPs’ language skills.
  • Determine appropriate instructional treatments.
  • Decide when LEPs were ready to be mainstreamed.
  • Determine professional standards for teachers of LEPs.

OCR defined the methods and procedures to:

ALL schools were required to develop formal plans of how LEPs would be educated.

2002 esea title iii better known as no child left behind
2002: ESEA – Title IIIBetterknown as No Child LeftBehind

“to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”

  • Requires all states to establish standards and benchmarks for LEPs
  • In addition to making AYP, school must make annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs):
    • % age of LEP making progress
    • %age of LEPs attaining proficiency
    • AYP
how do we meet the requirements
How Do We Meet the Requirements?

Identification of students based on Home Language Survey

Assessment of English language skills

Placement in district school

Provision of instructional services

  • Title III funds must be used to
  • Increase the English proficiency of LEP students.
  • Provide high quality professional development.
  • Approved Activities under Title III
  • Curricular Materials
  • Technology
  • Intensify Instruction
  • Support personnel
  • Community Programs/Services
  • Parental Involvement/Outreach
  • Family Literacy Services
  • Supplemental Instructional Services
  • Tutorials, mentoring, academic or career counseling
  • Title III funds must be used for supplemental activities, not core
at district school level
At District/School Level…

Professional Development that is:

  • Designed to improve the instruction and assessment of LEP children;
  • Designed to enhance teachers’ ability to understand and use curricula, assessment measures and instruction strategies;
  • Based on scientifically based research; and of sufficient intensity and duration.

Instructional Support for ELLs

  • Know the student’s English proficiency level.
  • Set realistic and attainable goals for the student.
  • Scaffold assignments and assessments.
  • Provide accommodations.
references
References
  • U. S. Census Bureau

www.census.gov

  • Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

  • Office of ELA / National Clearinghouse for ELA

www.ncela.gwu.edu

  • Forte, E. & Faulkner-Bond, M. (2010) The Administrator’s Guide to Federal Programs for English Learners. Washington, DC: Thompson.
contact information
Contact Information

TassinIdewu

Coordinator of Instruction for

English Language Learners (ELLs)

East Baton Rouge Parish School System

tidewu@ebrschools.org

(225) 922-5461

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bei79AxD25o