ELD Weekly Bulletin

Title III/ELD Listserv - August 19, 2015

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'Twas the Night Before School Starts

This was too much fun not to share - Laura :)

borrowed from fairytalesandfictionby2.blogspot.com

'Twas the night before school starts

when all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Lesson plan books were filled diligently with care,

In hopes that all of the students soon would be there.

Students were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of new teachers danced in their heads.

The children all wondered...Will she be funny? Will he be nice?

Is it true that I'll often get my head checked for lice?

Teachers wondered if they did enough to prepare.

If not, the kids were coming tomorrow so BEWARE!

Even with the help of Melatonin or one less Coke before bed,

Each teacher could not lay down his or her exhausted head!

When out in cyberspace there arose such a clatter,

Teachers' spouses went to computer screens

to see what was the matter.

And what to their wondering eyes should appear?

But thousands of teachers online....OH DEAR!

Pinterest...Blogs...Teachers Pay Teachers...

They all had such amazing and wonderful features!

The cyberspace 'reindeer' leading the way...

(Chris Biffle, Harry Wong, and Deanna Jump)

All had so much to say!

Dedicated teachers showed up in the dead of the night,

For one last idea that would make that first day just right.

"Enough is enough!" yelled spouses all over the nation.

"It's time to go to bed or you'll end up in the Nurse's Station!"

The teachers all logged off and headed for bed,

But their last Facebook message read:

"Happy School Year To All & To All A Good Night!"
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ACCESS for ELLs Score Report Pick-up Schedule

After speaking further with the OSDE regarding the pending revisions to the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives benchmarks and the proficiency score, we have determined that at this point in the school year, it is best to move forward with the existing AMAO framework and proficiency scores.

The OSDE will continue to work on revising the AMAO framework and proficiency score. You can read a summary of the recommendations from the AMAO Working Group that met at the OSDE this summer here. Your input is important - please send me any thoughts or feedback on these draft recommendations.

For ACCESS 2015 and WAPTs the proficiency score will continue to be set at a composite/overall level of 5.0 and a literacy level of 4.5. Please remember that both scores must be attained in order for a student to be identified as a Former ELL (ACCESS for ELLs) or Never ELL (WAPT).

The ACCESS for ELLs 2015 scores are in ELLevation and should be available in PowerSchool by the end of this week.

ACCESS for ELLs Score Report Pick-up Schedule at the Title III/ELD Office at the Enrollment Center:

Tuesday, August 25th: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Wednesday, August 26th: 7:00am to 3:30pm
Thursday, August 27th: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Instructions for downloading the ACCESS for ELLs Parent Reports in the language of the parent will be included with each report packet. Please use the parent notification letters in ELLevation.

Please contact your ELD Coordinator or myself with any questions on your ACCESS for ELLs scores.