Learning Services Fall Update 2015 Arkansas Department of

Learning Services Fall Update 2015 Arkansas Department of

Learning Services Fall Update 2015 Arkansas Department of Education Debbie Jones, Assistant Commissioner Stacy Smith, Director of Curriculum & Instruction Hope Allen, Director of Assessment Fall 2015 NSL Funds for RTI & Dyslexia LS-16-018 A.C.A 6-20-2305 allows early intervention programs.

Dyslexia is considered an early intervention program. Dyslexia programs shall be research/evidence based. Program expenditures may be paid from NSL National Guard Youth Challenge Reengagement Opportunity for likely drop outs District retains ADM for pupil Opportunity to earn HS credit or GED Guidance for HS credit LS-16-017

English Language Learners Exiting ELL Students Commissioners Memo LS-16-007 L May use Spring 2014 state assessment data in lieu of PARCC data this year to determine if a student meets that portion of the exit criteria. May consider exiting more students once PARCC results are released.

ADE English Learners website page updated http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/learning-services/english-learners English Learners AAEA Conference, November 5-6, 2015 Paula Johnson, IDRA, presenting two one-day trainings on effective instruction with English Learners. Day 1-Essentials of Working With ELs; Day 2 Taking ELs to the Next Level ARKTESOL Conference, December 7, Hot Springs ADE staff providing training on ESOL Program Guidance Handbook, ELPA21, Title III

Kelly Gallagher--Keynote Presentations by Arkansas ESOL Educators ESOL Coordinator 101 Moodle New ESOL Coordinators training, [email protected] 5 Take Your Legislator to School Month House Resolution 1008

Designed to promote productive working relationships between legislators & schools. Successes, Challenges & Solutions Sample Alternate Education Programs ALE Strategic Planning Council composed of school people to: Investigate highly effective ALE programs Investigate current policies, procedures & practices Make recommendations for creating model unit and programs in the state

Superintendents may recommend members Alternate Education AE Unit is to provide technical assistance Appropriate committee determine placement Direct Instruction is primary mode Social, career, college, transitional skills occurring

Health, Counseling and mental health services provided Student Action Plan developed no later than 1 week after placement (transitional plan) Standards through OSR visits will determine standards approval. ADE Committed

Professional ADE staff Integrity of the process Respect the opinions of experts in the field Listen and adjust to concerns of Arkansans Maintain high standards Produce quality standards Review Committee Equal distribution across state Teacher heavy 80 educators for both ELA and Math

Recommendation from ESC Recommendation from Task Force Recommendations from district personnel Accepting resumes Review Committee ADE & Coop Specialist used to facilitate Higher Education as advisors and participants Diverse group of educators that represent Arkansas Process live-streamed ELA K-12 & Math K-5 Oct. 13,14,15 6-8 Math Oct. 20, 21,22

High School Math and ELA Nov. 10,11,12 Definition Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multicomponent, general education model, designed to identify students who may be at risk for learning or behavior challenges, offer support, and monitor progress. 13 The Importance of RTI With RTI, schools are set up to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior challenges by:

Identifying needs and providing services early Improving the current method of identifying students with learning disabilities (LD) Addressing over identification of culturally and linguistically diverse students 14 RTI: Arkansas model Multi-Tiered System of Support Data-based Decision Making Screening/Diagnostics/Progress Monitoring Formative/Summative Assessment

Multi-tier system of support model Three Modules Available on AETN Ideas: 1. RTI Arkansas Overview (available now) 2. RTI Arkansas Leadership (available now) 3. RTI Arkansas Multi-tiered System of Support/HandbookSeptember 15 Progress Monitoring: What This Looks Like Collect and graph data to support decisions about a students responsiveness to

intervention Resources Academic Progress Monitoring Tool Chart Intervention Programs What Works Clearinghouse National Center on Intensive Intervention 19 Special Education

Results-Driven Accountability RDA is an accountability framework developed by the Federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) that supports increased state and local capacity to improve results and functional outcomes for students with disabilities. Components of RDA State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) that measures progress against special

education compliance and results indicators State and LEA determinations reflect performance on results, as well as compliance Differentiated monitoring and technical assistance supports for improvement in all States/LEAs, but especially low performing States/LEAs State Plan for Increasing Results for Students with Disabilities The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is a comprehensive, multi-year plan that is part of the State SPP and APR. SSIP Focus

Improving and building the capacity of LEAs to implement, scale up, and sustain evidence-based practices Improving literacy results for students with disabilities SSIP Strategies to Support Improvement 1. Differentiated and tiered state monitoring system

2. Differentiated and tiered professional development and technical assistance support 3. Response-to-Intervention Supports 4. Tiered system of supports for literacy 5. Tiered system of supports for behavior 6. Increasing and supporting the number of students with disabilities in the general education classroom State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Five-year grant that will be used to develop literacy and behavior resources and tools Provide professional development and technical

assistance that teachers can utilize to assist all students, especially students with disabilities Partner with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to support RTI resource development Partner with Arkansas State Universitys Center for Community Engagement (CCE) to implement a statewide multi-tiered system of support for behavior Digital Learning Virtual Arkansas exceeded 31,000 student enrollments as of September 4th. Computer Science 1,400 students are being served.

Waiting List for this year (ACT Prep, Spanish, Oral Communication, Health and Wellness, Civics, Economics) These filled up the first week of July. Register early for best results. Choose facilitators carefully. They will make or break the success of your students in digital classes. Please help us acquire the necessary IEP and 504 information we need to serve your students. [email protected] 501-339-8056

Re-Mix consultations across the state this fall. One hour consultations to talk about what your school looks like in 2026. Act 1280 - The Digital Learning Act The scenario must provide the student with some element of control over the time they access the course, the place the access the course from, the pathway they take to learn the content, OR the pace in which they learn. Updated Approved

Digital Learning Provider List for 2015-2016 is posted. State AP Performance Continued increases in participation and in scores of 3 or higher for public school students. 25,757 test-takers (.8% increase from 2014)

44,951 exams taken (1.2% increase from 2014) 14,391 scores of 3 or higher (1.7% increase from 2014) 23.2% of public school AP exam test takers were underrepresented minority students (23.5 in 2014) 27.5% of public school AP exam test takers were low-income students (29% in 2014) Gifted & Talented and AP Gifted and Talented Program Approval Applications due by October 15th. Training for new Advanced Placement Coordinators:

October 7th at UALR (Register on the College Board website) October 13th at the Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative in Hope and through a state-wide Zoom meeting (Register with your ESC) Gifted & Talented and AP Academic Enrichment for the Gifted/Talented in Summer (AEGIS) program proposals are due by November 6, 2015 for programs in summer 2016. Arkansas Governors School student applications due January 19, 2016. Act 56 Award Applications due December 18, 2015.

The Act 11th Grade Only Districts MUST administer Students who may choose not to participate: Those for whom there are not sufficient accommodations available Those who refuse or whose parents refuse for them to participate.

Technology http://www.act.org/aap/ pdf/ TechnicalRequirements. pdf Chromebooks and iPads cannot be used Accommodations ACT will approve http:// www.actstudent.org/ regist/disab/

Scheduling The ACT Paper testing March 1st Makeup March 15th only All students will test the morning of the 1st or 15th Online testing Window March 1st 15th All sessions must be administered within a single setting

Students may be scheduled to test throughout the window Grades 3-10 Students Grades 3-10 Alternate NCSC for Math and ELA Grades 3-8 and

11 Science Portfolio Grades 5,7 and 10 only ACT Aspire Math, English, Writing, Reading and Science

ACT Aspire Grades 3-10 Math, English, writing, reading and science yearly Requests for waiver from online testing are due September 25th Window to administer: April 11th May 13th Schools set their schedule Test Administrators must be licensed by ADE Scheduling Timing (in minutes)

Scheduling Computer Based Testing No more than three subject tests per day There is no order in which the subject tests have to be administered Grade cohorts must test on the same day, or as close together as possible Small groups may be needed http://actaspire.avocet.pearson.com/actaspire/home#6482

ACT Aspire Resources www.actaspire.pearson.com Technology Specs Chromebooks will work iPads may be as supported device but not sure as of today Training Modules Note: some administration procedures may change to align with state policy

Exemplars Manuals ACT Aspire Periodic Assessments Available late fall No official date at this time Schools will be responsible for managing all data Fixed forms for both Interim and Classroom Set up in the same system as the summative

Alternate Assessment Significantly Cognitively Disabled Students Only NCSC for ELA and Math grades 3-8 and 11 Science portfolio for grades 5, 7 and 10 Traditional portfolio Optional online collection and storage ELPA21 English Language Proficiency Assessment All EL students not exited from ESOL Grades K-12 yearly Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

Computer-based only Testing Window February 1- March 11 IOWA Assessment Grades 1 and 2 only Window April 4th 15th Grade cohort must test at the same time Will include Math Computation Adds 25 minutes overall Schools will receive CCSS domain scores Things to Remember

Science portfolios will be completed only by those qualify to take NCSC. Students that do not qualify for NCSC will take ACT Aspire in grades 3-10.

Schools set their own schedules for Computer Based Testing. Use of COGNOS will be required. Clean data is a MUST. All students test by grade enrolled at the time of testing. Teachers teach your standards. Contact for Assessment [email protected] Director [email protected]

Test Administration [email protected] Periodic Assessments [email protected] Accommodations [email protected] ELPA21

[email protected] NCSC and Alternate Portfolio [email protected] Technology and Data Guidance & School Counseling Northwest - 9/30/2015 & 10/1/2015

Western - 10/02/2015 Great Rivers - 10/6/2015 Crowleys Ridge - 10/7/2015 Arch Ford - 10/23/2015 Wilbur Mills - 10/26/2015 OUR - 10/29/2015 Dawson - 11/3/2015 Southwest - 11/4/2015 DeQueen Mena - 11/05/2015 Northeast - 10/8/2015

Arkansas River - 10/19/2015 North Central - 10/9/2015 South Central - 10/20/2015 Southeast - 10/13/2015 LRSD & PCSSD - TBA Guidance Fall Agenda

The Role of the Counselor in RTI e-Sharing lessons Arkansas Model/Public School Student Services Planning work session Legislative Updates Career Session - Soft skills, ACT Profile, Career Readiness Certificate, CTE updates

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