English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers
Informational Meetings July 9th and July 15th
Ellie Brady, Title III/Alternative Language Specialist
Introducing the ELL FLC Application
Please have a copy of the application ready to review. If you do not have a copy, please go online to the USOE website at http://www.schools.utah. gov/curr/ELLALS/ - go to important documents click on ELL Family Literacy Application.
Purpose Introduction Due date Cover Sheet Description Summary of Project Data Gathering Technology Budget
This year the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) received $5,000,000.00 from the Utah Legislature for districts and charter schools to establish English Language Learner Family Literacy Centers (ELL FLCs). The legislature provided the following funding: $2,000,000.00 on-going for three years. (SB2) $3,000,000.00 one-time funding for start-up. (SB2)
Available funds will be distributed to districts and charter schools upon the USOE annually reviewing individual plans.
Increase parent involvement; Communicate with parents who are not proficient in English concerning required and optional activities at the school, in the parents’ preferred language to the extent practicable; Increase academic achievement, literacy skills, and language gains in all ethnic groups of students and their families; Coordinate with school administrators, educators, families, and students; and Support and coordinate with other language acquisition instructional services and language proficiency programs in the public schools.
Step 1: Complete the cover sheet including signatures by the project director and Superintendent. Step 2: Provide a description of the following in your proposed plan.
Demographics of the ELL population in the district/charter school. Current programs in place to meet the academic and literacy needs of the ELL population.
Step 3: Summarize your proposed ELL FLCs Project. Describe how you will:
Increase parent involvement. Communicate with parents who are not proficient in English about all ELL FLC activities. Increase academic achievement, literacy skills, and language gains for students and their families. Coordinate with school administrators, educators, families and students. Support and coordinate with other language acquisition instructional services and language proficiency programs in the public schools.
Step 4: Data Gathering: Demonstrating Program Success
As part of the ELL FLC plan, districts and charter schools shall collect and provide data to the USOE on or before November 1, for the purpose of program reporting, ongoing evidence demonstrating the success of their English Language Learner Family Literacy Center. A third party evaluator will collect, review, and assemble data (including year-end outcomes) from school districts and charter schools bi-annually or as legislation requires.
Data points that could be collected, as per the decision of districts and charter schools, but not limited to: ELA CRTs, UALPA scores, software pre-post scores student academic grades, attendance reports, adult proficiency test scores (maintained in the state adult data base), family participation in school activities reports, parent teacher meeting/committee attendance, and school and classroom volunteer hours.
Step 5: Describe how you will use technology in the ELL FLCs. Step 6: Complete the budget form detailing project expenditures.
Step 7: Complete the application:
Submit one original and six (6) copies of the full proposal to the USOE. The original must include original signatures of the project director and superintendent on the cover sheet. One (1) electronic copy (using the online application) must be submitted in addition to the original copies on the same due date. To receive funding, electronic applications & mailed original copies must be received by 3:00 p.m. on August 8, 2008.
Transforming Our World With Literacy
District/Charter School Project Director
List of proposed sites
Signature of project director and superintendent
the demographics, the current programs in place to meet the academic & literacy needs, your proposed project (e.g. how to increase parent involvement or communicate with parents.
List what kind of data you will collect & provide to the USOE on or before November 1st Provide ongoing and year-end evidence demonstrating the success of ELL FLC
Describe how you would use a state provided technology program to increase English language proficiency for students and families.
Use the attached allocation sheet to complete the budget.