Genesee Valley BOCES Board of Education Report

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					                 Standards
                   Based
            Skill       Credit
           Building     Accrual


Flexible      PA S S                 Portable


           Problem        Study
           Solving      Strategies
                   Semi-
                Independent
                   Study
 Portable
 Assisted
 Study
 Sequence
Portable Assisted Study Sequence
     a semi-independent-study
   high school learning program
What role
does PASS
play in the
credit accrual
issue?
What role…?
 * Make up failed courses
 * Partial credit for course
        completion
  *   School does not offer course
           when needed
Without PASS,
I would not
have been
able to catch
up and
graduate with
my class.
                         Charles Wesley
    2007 Migrant PASS Student of the Year
What role…?
 * Accelerated credit accrual
 * Skill building / remedial work
           prior to taking on new
           challenges
  *   Resolve scheduling or
        enrollment conflicts
Why is
PASS a
good
solution to
the credit
accrual
problem?
…PASS a good solution …?

 *   Standards-based
 *   Learner-centered
 *   Assisted course work
 *   Portable instruction packets
PASS came into
my life at a time
when I really
needed it. It
gave me
confidence and
a good math
foundation.               Benancio Galvan
      2004 Migrant PASS Student of the Year
…PASS a good solution …?

 *   Provides consistency despite
       mobility or absences

 *   LEP students can use
       Spanish courses to gain
       credits while improving
       language skills
…PASS a good solution …?
 *   Builds students’ confidence
       and motivation

 *   Addresses different learning
       styles

 *   Minimal computer or Internet
       access requirements
 Highly motivated student
   Ability to work semi-independently

   Sufficient time available

   Adequate language skills
Is PASS becoming
more accepted by
states and LEAs as
a means of accruing
and accepting                          Standards
                                         Based
                             Skill

credits?
                                                   Credit
                            Building               Accrual


                 Flexible         PA S S                     Portable


                            Problem              Study
                            Solving            Strategies
                                      Semi-
                                   Independent
                                      Study
… more accepted…?
*   Included in state migrant program
       service delivery plans
*   Commission on International and
      Trans-regional Accreditation
      (CITA)
*   National Collegiate Athletic
      Association (NCAA)
… more accepted…?
… more accepted…?
*   Academic standards correlations
        done for individual states
*   Presentations at state and national
      conferences reach out to wider
        audiences
*   Web site downloads increasing
National PASS initiative
 Participating States
   Local oversight

   Financial resources

   Mentor availability

   Credit granting/acceptance
       procedures in place
I am very
grateful to the
PASS program
so I do not fall
behind in my
subjects.

                       Yesenia Medina
      2006 Migrant PASS Student of the Year
BOCES Geneseo Migrant
       Center
  27 Lackawanna Avenue
   Mt. Morris, NY 14510
   Coordinate revision and
      development of PASS courses
   Serve as a repository and
      clearinghouse for PASS materials
   Disseminate information
   Evaluate/assess student success
      rates
   Facilitate implementation and
      expansion of PASS course usage
        National PASS
    Coordinating Committee
   Three states with large migrant
     student populations (FL, TX, WA)
 Additional states (IL, CO, NE)
 Three distribution sites (AZ, KS, WI )
 Office of Migrant Education (ex-officio)
      PASS Courses
      Currently Available

 Language Arts
 Social Studies
 Mathematics
 Science
 Electives
English I, II, III & IV
Creative Writing
Learning English
  Through Literature


Generic Novel Unit
Style & Usage Guide
Preparing for College
World Geography
U.S. History
Economics
World History
U.S. Government
     English & Spanish
Algebra I
 English & Spanish
Geometry
Algebra II
Personal Finance
 English & Spanish
Math 6 & 8
Math on the Move
Integrated Math Concepts
Biology
Health
    English & Spanish

Environmental Science
Study Skills
Health
 English & Spanish
PASS has
helped me
stay on
track for
graduation
and prepare
for college.
                           Oscar Zavala
    2008 Migrant PASS Student of the Year
Arizona
                      Washington
    Yuma Union H.S.
                          Office of Secondary
    Yuma, AZ              Education for
Kansas                   Migrant Youth
    Project PASS          Sunnyside, WA
    Gardner, KS
                      Wisconsin
Michigan
                          CESA 8
    Michigan PASS
                          Gillett, WI
    Berrien Springs, MI
The PASS
program has
helped me
get closer to
achieving
my dream.
                        Bernice Medina
   2009 Migrant PASS Student of the Year