ELL NEWS

January 2016 Volume 1

TELPAS 2016

TELPAS Manuals are due to arrive this week. Each campus ELL team and Campus Testing Coordinator (CTC) should work together during the TELPAS window. After the Counselor's Monthly Meeting on Thursday, January 14th we will have a TELPAS training at Admin from 1:00-3:00. CAMPUS ELL REPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

IMPORTANT TELPAS DATES

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MORE ON CALIBRATION.......

Calibration has never been popular, and now it will be even more stressful for staff. I have a Google Doc I will share with you of a list of teachers who are currently serving ELL students and will be calibration candidates. This list will be used by the calibration monitors to enter successful calibrations. Other teachers that are not serving ELLs but want to stay current in calibration can be added to the list. The Calibration code will change daily. TEA will email the code to me each day. I will send that on to the CTCs and ITs. I planned a district wide calibraion day on February 15th (Inservice Day). Each campus lab, monitored by the ITs will have a morning calibration ( 1.5 hr) and an afternoon session (1.5 hr). I am hoping the majority of the staff can calibrate on that day. If not, other monitored calibration sessions will have to be scheduled. I told the principals of the plan and will remind them at the training. I will train on monitoring rules with the ITs next week. Please touch base with them before the 15th, so we are all on the same page.

District Calibration Day

Monday, Feb. 15th, 8:30am-3pm

Campus Computer Labs

TELPAS READING DATES and CAMPUS TELPAS RATER TRAINING

Please choose your TELPAS reading dates between: March 7th-April 6th and add the date to the District Testing Calendar. Click on the blue link above, log into your Google account and then add the date. The JH date is already listed.

TELPAS Rater Training must occur with raters before they calibrate ( before Feb 15th) We will go over this training on next week on january 14th.

TELPAS can be overwhelming...I am here to help...Just ask!

thawthorne@libertyhill.txed.net

#5576

cell 512-913-2718

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOUR DO FOR OUR LIBERTY HILL STUDENTS!!!

~trudy