COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 65

March 17, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Web-based Technical Assistance for the Reporting of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Student Data as Required Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

 

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires school divisions that receive Title I and/or Title III funds to meet annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAO) that include the following:

 

        Annual increases in the number or percentage of LEP students making progress in learning English;

        Annual increases in the number or percentage of LEP students attaining full English proficiency by the end of the school year; and

        Percentage of LEP students making adequate yearly progress as described in section 1111 (b)(2)(B).

 

In preparation for meeting reporting requirements stipulated in sections 3121(a)(2)(3) and 3122(b) of NCLB, the Virginia Department of Education will offer technical assistance to school divisions that did not meet the AMAO for LEP students for 2004 and 2005.

 

This Web-based training will provide assistance to school divisions regarding the identification of limited English proficient (LEP) students, as well as how to access and report the required data.

 

The WebEx sessions will be offered on April 5, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; April 6, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and April 7, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please complete the attached registration and return to Tracy Mayo, ESL reports and grants manager, at Tracy.Mayo@doe.virginia.gov or by fax to (804) 371-7347 by March 31, 2006. Registration is limited to 20 participants per session. Participants will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance and will receive detailed instructions via e-mail to access the WebEx session.

 

If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Tracy Mayo at Tracy.Mayo@doe.virginia.gov or at (804) 786-9937.

 

If you have questions regarding the reporting requirements, please contact Val Gooss, ESL coordinator, at Valerie.Gooss@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-1692.

 

PIW/VG/sj

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2006/inf065a.doc