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Academic and Linguistic Assessment of English Language

Academic and Linguistic Assessment of English Language

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 February 27, 2003 ( ) Action Required(X) InformationalMEMORANDUM NO. 8-03M MIGRANT/BILINGUAL EDUCATIONTO: Educational Service District SuperintendentsChief School District AdministratorsSchool Bilingual/English as a Second Language DirectorsDistrict Assessment DirectorsSchool Test CoordinatorsTitle III DirectorsFROM: Dr. Terry Bergeson, State Superintendent of Public InstructionRE: Academic and Linguistic Assessment of English LanguageLearners (ELL) StudentsNo Child Left Behind (NCLB) has made it necessary to revise Washington’sExemption policy for eligible ELL students. Washington State is now required toimplement the following policy towards the assessment of ELL students.Academic assessment requirements for limited ELL students, effective beginningthe 2002–2003 school year, are as follows:This change in Washington’s exemption policy applies
to WASL.(a) All ELL students must participate in statewide assessments of statecontent standards without regard to their level of English proficiency.
As a
result, there will be
no exemptions from taking the WASL (forexample, based on the length of time enrolled in a school district orlevel of English language proficiency)
.(b) Scores of ELL students enrolled by October 1
continuously enrolledthereafter will be included in accountability decisions in the aggregate andat the subgroup ELL level for schools and school districts. Scores of ELLstudents enrolled after October 1
not continuously enrolled thereafterwill be included for reporting purposes only and not for Adequate YearlyProgress (AYP), in the aggregate and at the subgroup ELL level forschools and school districts.
Memorandum No. 8-03 M/BEPage 2February 27, 2003(c) All ELL students must participate in an annual assessment of Englishlanguage proficiency in Reading and Writing (as measured by theWashington Language Proficiency Test) and Speaking/Listening (asmeasured by an Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction approvedOral Language Proficiency Test). These assessments are required bystate and federal law.If you have program questions, please contact Richard Gomez, at (360)725-6150 or via email at rgomez@ospi.wednet.edu. If you have assessmentquestions, contact Greg Hall at (360) 725-6336 or via email atghall@ospi.wednet.edu. The agency TTY is (360) 664-3631.SPECIAL PROGRAMSBob HarmonAssistant SuperintendentDr. Richard Gomez, DirectorMigrant/Bilingual EducationGreg HallAssistant SuperintendentAssessment and ResearchTB:RG:GH:sh

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