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									                                      New Jersey Department of Education

                                    NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                     Title III:
                    AYP    Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
           AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




           Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act




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                                     New Jersey Department of Education

                                   NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                    Title III:
                    AYP   Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
           AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




 •Provides funds to school districts for language
 assistance programs and academic programs that aim
 to increase the English proficiency and academic
    hi        t f      t d t
 achievement of LEP students.




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                                          New Jersey Department of Education

                                        NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                         Title III:
                       AYP     Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
           AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




                    Required Subgrantee Activities
 Use the funds to:
  increase th E li h l
 •i                                 fi i      f
            the English language proficiency of LEP
 students, and
 •Provide professional development



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                                          New Jersey Department of Education

                                        NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                         Title III:
                     AYP       Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
           AMAO 2
  AMAO 1



                            Allowable Uses

 E h   i language assistance programs f LEP S d
•Enhancing l         i                for   Students
•Language assistance and academic instruction
•Curriculum development
•Acquiring instructional materials, educational software and
technology, and “assessment procedures”
•Providing tutorials and academic or vocational education for LEP
students
 S    l    t l instruction (additional classes, after school
•Supplemental i t ti ( dditi         l l         ft     h l
programs, summer programs
•Community participation, family literacy, parent outreach and
training activities
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                                        New Jersey Department of Education

                                      NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                       Title III:
                    AYP      Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
           AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




                           •STANDARDS


                          •ASSESSMENTS


                     •ACCOUNTABILITY




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                                         New Jersey Department of Education

                                       NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                        Title III:
                     AYP      Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
           AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards
•Vision of language proficiency that includes both social and
academic standards
•Reflects the social and academic expectations of LEP students in
grades Pre-K to 12 attending US schools




5/8/2008
                                            New Jersey Department of Education

                                          NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                           Title III:
                       AYP       Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
              AMAO 2
  AMAO 1



           WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards
•Standard 1:
      English language learners communicate in English for SOCIAL AND
INSTRUCTIONAL purposes within the school setting.
Standard 2:
      English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts
necessary for academic success in the content area of LANGUAGE ARTS.
Standard 3:
      English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts
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necessary for academic success in the content area of MATHEMATICS.
Standard 4:
      English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts
for academic success in the content area of SCIENCE.
Standard 5:
      English language learners communicate information, ideas, and concepts
necessary for academic success in the content area of SOCIAL STUDIES.



5/8/2008
                                            New Jersey Department of Education

                                          NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                           Title III:
                       AYP       Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
             AMAO 2
  AMAO 1



•ACCESS for ELLs English Language Proficiency Test


         The goal of the ACCESS for ELLs® test is to allow students to
                         level proficiency                  ith
       demonstrate their le el of proficienc in accordance with the WIDA
                                    Standards


               Test Window: March 17 to April 30, 2008
                      Score Reports: July 8, 2008
           All LEP Students in grades K to 12 must be tested




5/8/2008
                                             New Jersey Department of Education

                                           NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                            Title III:
                        AYP       Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
             AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




                              Accountability


 1.
 1 Percentage of Students Making Progress

 2. Percentage of Students Exiting Language Assistance Programs in
            F              f     i    d K4
           -Four years or fewer in grades K-4
           -Five years or fewer in grades 5-12


   3 LEP S b
   3.               k Annual Y l P
         Subgroup makes A  l Yearly Progress




5/8/2008
                                              New Jersey Department of Education

                                            NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                             Title III:
                                   Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                        AYP
            AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




           Profile of Limited English Proficient Students
                       in New Jersey Schools
                              2007-08



    Number of Language Minority Students                           279,366

    Number of Limited English Proficient Students                  61,904

    Number of Languages Represented                                168

    Number of School Districts Enrolling LEP Students              475




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                                        New Jersey Department of Education

                                      NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                       Title III:
                             Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                     AYP
           AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




                Title III Funded Districts 2007-08
 •197 districts received funds
  41       ti   ith        ti i   t
 •41 consortia with 127 participants
 •Total: 324 Title III Districts




5/8/2008
                                            New Jersey Department of Education

                                          NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                           Title III:
                                 Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                      AYP
            AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




                            Title C        ti
                            Titl III Consortia
 •Subgrants must be $10,000 or more
  Di t i t      f          ti to    t the $10,000 threshold
 •Districts may form consortia t meet th $10 000 th    h ld
 •Consortia are considered a unit for accountability purposes
   •AMAO 1 and AMAO 2 are calculated at for the consortium
   •Sanctions may be applied at the district level
   •AYP is calculated at the district level
    AYP
   •Tips for organizing or joining a consortium



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                                          New Jersey Department of Education

                                        NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                         Title III:
                               Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                      AYP
            AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




             Tips f O    i i      J i i     C     ti
             Ti for Organizing or Joining a Consortium
   •Identify Agencies that have common needs and receive less
   than $10,000 in Title III funds. Possible configurations:
           •Articulation committees
           •Common sending districts
           •Districts sharing services; and/or
           •Same county or geographic area




5/8/2008
                                          New Jersey Department of Education

                                        NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                         Title III:
                               Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                        AYP
            AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




             Tips f O    i i      J i i     C     ti
             Ti for Organizing or Joining a Consortium
   •Identify a lead district
    •Coordinate planning meeting/Memorandum of agreement
      •Identify needs
      •Identify goals and objectives
       Identify
      •Determine accountability measures
      •Determine budget and spending plan
                    g        p     gp
      •Meet quarterly with participating districts for planning and
      accountability purposes


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                                            New Jersey Department of Education

                                          NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                           Title III:
                                 Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                        AYP
            AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




                          Title I     i    tF d
                          Titl III Immigrant Funds
   Eligible Districts
   •20 or more immigrant students
   •Have experienced a significant increase (2%) in the number
   of enrolled immigrant students compared to the average of
   the previous two years
   •Districts do not have to meet the $10,000 threshold to receive
   an immigrant education grant and do not have to join a
            g               g                        j
   consortium.




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                                               New Jersey Department of Education

                                             NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                              Title III:
                                    Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                          AYP
               AMAO 2
    AMAO 1




                IMMIGRANT CHILDREN AND YOUTH

•     Aged 3 through 21

•     Were not born in any State; and

•     Have not been attending a school in the US for more than 3 full academic
      years




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                                              New Jersey Department of Education

                                            NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                             Title III:
                                   Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                          AYP
            AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




                     Non-Public School Title III Allocations
                     N   P bli S h l Titl        All   ti
   •Based on Nonpublic School Data Enrollment Report
   •Public school districts must inform the Office of Student
   Achievement and Accountability if the allocations for the
   nonpublic school are incorrect
   •Public school districts must verify that non-public schools
   that receive a Title III allocation have correctly identified the
   students and use Title III funds in accordance with the law.
   •Oversight is consistent with other NCLB programs and
   Chapters 192 and 193 Programs for Nonpublic Schools


5/8/2008
                                     New Jersey Department of Education

                                   NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                    Title III:
                          Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
                    AYP
           AMAO 2
  AMAO 1




       Professional Development and Technical
                     Assistance




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                                              New Jersey Department of Education

                                            NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                            Title III:
                         AYP
              AMAO 2               Language Assistance for Limited English Proficient Students
    AMAO 1



                   Bilingual/ESL Model Program Resource Centers
                                      2006 08
                                      2006-08


Clifton Public Schools, Passaic County, for the K-5 Sheltered ESL Program
                                          12, 13,
with Bilingual Support Program in schools 12 13 14 and 17

Little Falls Public Schools, Passaic County, for the K-8 ESL Program

Red Bank Regional Hi h S h l District, M
R dB kR i                                 h County, f the 9 12 ESL
                l High School Di i Monmouth C       for h 9-12
Program

                                              K3
Roselle Public Schools, Union County, for the K-3 Bilingual Program at
Harrison Elementary School.




  5/8/2008
                                                New Jersey Department of Education

                                              NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                              Title III:
                         AYP
              AMAO 2                 Language Assistance for Limited English Proficient Students
    AMAO 1



                               Professional Development



Training for New Bilingual/ESL Supervisors

Sheltered Instruction Training at Kean, Jersey City and Rowan Universities

Introduction to the WIDA Standards

Developing ESL Curricula Based on the WIDA Standards

ACCESS for ELLS Test Trainings

Data Retreats for Districts that have not met AMAOs for two or more consecutive
years


  5/8/2008
                                     New Jersey Department of Education

                                   NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                   Title III:
                    AYP
           AMAO 2         Language Assistance for Limited English Proficient Students
  AMAO 1




5/8/2008
                                                    New Jersey Department of Education

                                                  NCLB Technical Assistance Conference
                                                                  Title III:
                           AYP
              AMAO 2                     Language Assistance for Limited English Proficient Students
  AMAO 1



                  New Jersey Department of Education

                  Office of Student and Achievement and Accountability
                            Bureau of Bilingual/ESL Education

James F. Curry, Manager, james.curry@doe.state.nj.us
Raquel Sinai, Bilingual/ESL Coordinator, raquel.sinai@doe.state.nj.us
Lori Ramella, Bilingual/ESL Education Program Specialist, lori.ramella@doe.state.nj.us
Ericka Reed, Bilingual/ESL Education Program Specialist,
    Ericka.reed@doe.state.nj.us

(609) 292-8777

www.state.nj.us/education
http://www.nj.gov/education/bilingual/



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