COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 30

June 3, 2005

ADMINISTRATIVE

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students Data Collection

 

In order to comply with the reporting requirements stipulated in sections 3121(a)(2)(3) and 3122(b) of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title III: Language Instructions for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students, school divisions must report annually the number or percentage of LEP students making progress in learning English as well as the number or percentage of LEP students attaining full English proficiency.

 

To ensure accuracy in reporting, a Web-based system has been developed for school divisions to use in entering the required data for the 2004-2005 school year. School divisions should complete the Web-based chart for all K-12 LEP students who were enrolled for a full academic year during 2004-2005. To complete the chart, school divisions should enter the number of LEP students by grade level and English language proficiency (ELP) level as a result of their performance on the spring 2005 state-approved English language proficiency assessment or as a result of a body of evidence that includes the state-approved English language proficiency results. The state-approved ELP assessment for spring 2005 was the Stanford English Language Proficiency (SELP) assessment.

 

The Title III Data Reporting System is available via the following link: https://eb01.vak12ed.edu/ssws/com/vdoe/dataAdmin/jsp/LoginContainer.jsp. Detailed instructions for completing the report are included on the website. The deadline for submission of the data is August 19, 2005.

 

If you have programmatic questions regarding the report, please contact Val Gooss, ESL coordinator, at Valerie.Gooss@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-1692. If you have technical questions about entering the data via the Web-based form, please contact Tracy Mayo, ESL reports and grants manager, at Tracy.Mayo@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-9937.

 

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