The Urgency of the Moment: Educating Trentons Students

The Urgency of the Moment: Educating Trentons Students

The Urgency of the Moment: Educating Trentons Students Accelerating Student Achievement for English Language Learners Lucy Feria Interim Superintendent of Schools Wilfredo Ortiz Interim Chief Academic Officer Sandra GB Iturbides Supervisor of ESL/Bilingual Programs January 25, 2016 Children come first, Los nios son primero Overview

ELL Profile Student Enrollment ELL Program Models AMAO Data Children come first, Los nios son primero 2 ELL Profile Need to acquire CONTENT (math,

science, social studies, language arts) in a language they are not yet proficient in Some lack formal schooling Others come with strong education Many are experiencing

challenges adapting and require an environment that helps them 3 Student Enrollment Sub-Total 1,066 Bilingual Program

488 ESL Program 113 Special Education Total Students: 1,667 (As of ASSA Report October 15, 2015) Children come first, Los nios son primero 4 Legal Mandate Castaneda vs. Pickard court ruling requires educational programming for ELLs to be: 1) based on sound educational research; 2) implemented with adequate commitment and resources; and

3) evaluated and proven to be effective 5 ELL Program Models ESL English as a Second Language (ESL) Pull-out, Push-in, Co-teaching Sheltered Instruction Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) Dual Language High School Newcomer Children come first, Los nios son primero 6

Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO) AMAO 1 - Progress is defined as the percentage of students that showed an increase of 0.5 composite proficiency level criteria on the ACCESS test target 60% AMAO 2 Attainment of 4.5 on English language proficiency ACCESS test Part 1 attained in four years or less target 5% Part 2 attained in five or more years target 50% AMAO 3 relates to the district meeting its progress target for the ELL subgroup at the district level.

Districts annual progress target is determined on how students perform on the math and language arts PARCC Exam. Due to PARCC Baseline year, AMAO 3 was not calculated. Children come first, Los nios son primero 8 Annual Measurable Achievement Objective (AMAO 1) YEAR STATE DISTRICT

TARGET 2014 59% 53.2% 2015 60% 68.2% +15% 9 AMAO 2 Part 1 (4 years or less) YEAR STATE

TARGET DISTRICT 2014 5% 14.6% 2015 5% 17.8% +3.2%

10 AMAO 2 Part 2 (5 years or more) YEAR 2014 STATE TARGET 50% 2015 50% DISTRICT

62.4% 62.5% +0.1% 11 The Urgency of the Moment: Educating Trentons Students 12 Recognition Awards We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle Visit our Website

http ://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/pages/TrentonPubli cSchoolDistrict/Departments/Office_of_Curri culum 13

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