COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 128

June 29, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

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 2006-2007 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 2006-2007. A student is considered to be enrolled for a full academic year if the student is in membership in the school, division, or the state by September 30 of the school year and continues in membership through test administration. 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 2007 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 will be available by July 2, 2007, via the following link: https://p1pe.doe.virginia.gov/ssws/login.page.do. Detailed instructions for completing the report are included on the website. The deadline for submission is August 17, 2007.

 

If you have questions regarding the report, please contact Stacy Freeman, ESL specialist, at Stacy.Freeman@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 371-0778.

 

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