COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 117

June 3, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Summer Professional Development Academy on Identification of Limited English Proficient Students and Data Analysis for Improving Student Achievement

 

As part of the Virginia Department of Educations ongoing effort to assist school divisions in meeting the requirements of Title III, Part A, of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a summer professional development academy for Title III coordinators or their designees will be offered. The academy titled, Identifying and Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students will be offered on August 2, 2005, at the Dorey Park Recreation Center in Richmond, Virginia. The academy will include strategies to assist school divisions in initial identification and placement of LEP students. The academy will also address strategies to assist school divisions in meeting the annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAO) in proficiency and progress for LEP students.

 

Enrollment in the academy is limited to 50 participants and may include up to two participants per school division. Priority will be given to school divisions that did not meet the AMAOs for the 2003-2004 school year. To enroll, please complete Attachment A, and fax or e-mail it to Jennifer Sherry at 804-371-7347 (fax) or Jennifer.Sherry@doe.virginia.gov on or before July 15, 2005. Upon receipt of the registration, confirmation and driving directions will be sent to each registrant. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

 

 

 

For information on this academy, please contact Jennifer Sherry, ESL specialist at (804) 786-9952, or at Jennifer.Sherry@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf117a.doc

 

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