Hamilton City Schools

ESL Newsbrief - February 1, 2016

Major Policy Shifts for English as a Second Language Programs

We just received this update from the Lau Resource Center (ODE) regarding exemptions for ESL (or LEP) students, AMAO Reports, and the impact of the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Please note that ALL ESL Students must take the new Ohio State Tests (OST's or AIR Assessments) regardless of the date they entered U.S. Schools. This means the old "180 day" Exception (Students listed as "L" in EMIS) has been eliminated.
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STATEMENT FROM ELL POLICY WORKING GROUP ON THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS


With the reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, the Working Group recognizes the continuing evolution of this landmark federal legislation to more fully include English language learners. In its statement, the Working Group highlights key aspects of the law with respect to English language learners.