COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 173

August 1, 2008

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 2007-2008 school year. School divisions should complete the Web-based application for all K-12 LEP students. To complete the Web-based application, school divisions will enter two data points, the 2008-2009 state LEP status code and the 2008-2009 LEP proficiency code based on the results of their performance on the spring 2008 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 August 1, 2008, via the Single Sign-on for Web Systems(SSWS) at 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 22, 2008.

 

If you have questions regarding the report, please contact Megan Moore, education specialist, at megan.moore@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-9935.

 

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