COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 132

July 7, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting 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 Instruction 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 will be used to enter the required data for the 2005-2006 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 2005-2006. 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 2006 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 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 is August 18, 2006.

 

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 Sandy Jackson, administrative assistant, at Sandy.Jackson@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 371-8973.

 

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