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Update May 2012

Update May 2012

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LOCAL DISTRICT 4
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Instructional Support ServicesUpdateMay 2012
 
Dale W. Vigil, Ed.D.
Superintendent 
Elaine H. Kinoshita
 Administrator of Instruction
DISTRICT 4 WEBSITE:
www.lausd.net/District_4 The District 4 website may be accessed directly by using the address above.
DISTRICT 4 MOODLE SITE:
http://ol2.lausd.net The District 4 moodle site may be accessed directly by using the address above.
Third Annual Parent Conference, Gifted/Talented Programs: May 12, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m.
 – 
12:30 p.m. Location: Virgil MSParticipants: Parents of Gifted/Talented studentsRegistration is on-site beginning at 7:30 a.m.Flyers in English and Spanish: MEM-5712 (dated April 9, 2012)
Ninth Annual Dual Language Institute: June 9, 2012
 Time: 8:00 a.m.
 – 
1:00 p.m. Location: Cahuenga ESParticipants: Teams from current dual language schools and schools starting the program in 2012- 2013Registration Required: Attachment B/MEM-5734 (dated March 29, 2012)Registration Due:
May 18, 2012
 
ELEMENTARY LITERACY
Katherine Stehr
 
(213) 241 - 0148
Literacy Periodic Assessment (LPA) Windows:
Please note the
changes
in the dates foradministering the periodic assessments:
 
LPA #3 multiple choice scores were to be submitted by April 20, 2012
 
Should be completed by May 4, 2012
LPA #3 Constructed Response (Writing)Teachers will input writing scores online when writing assessments have been completed.
o
 
Grade K: Draw & Write
o
 
Grade 1: Drawing and Narrative
o
 
Grade 2: Expository Description
o
 
Grade 3: Description
o
 
Grade 4: Summary
o
 
Grade 5: Persuasive Letter
o
 
Grade 6: Response to Literature **Please note
 – 
Grade 6 only administers the extended constructed response (no multiple choice)
Correctionfor Grade 3 DIBELS EOY:
There is a mistake in the Student Materials books forDIBELS Next Benchmark EOY for grade 3. Please make sure all third grade teachers are aware of themistake and give them the following information:
 
sites.google.com/site/lausddibels <http://sites.google.com/site/lausddibels>
 
Under Benchmark Assessments (link to left side), there will be a subpage for "student materials."
 
 
LOCAL DISTRICT 4
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Direct link:ttps://sites.google.com/site/lausddibels/benchmark-assessments/student-materials<https://sites.google.com/site/lausddibels/benchmark-assessments/student-materials>
Treasures Materials:
If you have extra materials (Teacher Editions, Wonders Readers, StudentAnthologies, Skill based practice readers, K-1 Big Books), please e-mail Kathy Stehr as soon aspossible. There are schools that are still in need of materials. The plan is to keep track of the extramaterials in case there is an unforeseen need at a school site next year.
 Important links for DIBELS/MClass:www.mclasshome.com/wgen/lausd 
General Information: www.wirelessgenerationAssessment Reports:
The benchmark assessment in Spanish is available for students in Waiver to Basic and DualLanguage Classes.
Assessment Resources:
 
MEM-5518.2
2011-2012
 
Comprehensive Assessment Program assessment schedule.Elementary Schools K - 5/6
 
REF-5515
Procedural Guidelines for Administering Periodic Assessments and DIBELS forElementary Schools (K-5/6) in Literacy, Mathematics and ScienceBoth of these resources contain valuable information on procedures for administering assessments andcalendars of when each assessment is to be administered.
Treasures Online Resources:
 CA TREASURES PUBLIC WEBSITE 
CA Treasures implementation modules (listed on the left side of the screen)
WEBSITE
 – 
Includes all print resources purchased for LAUSD
SECONDARY LITERACY
Janet Saito Furukawa (213) 241
 – 
0142
Periodic AssessmentLevel Grade Instructional Window Assessment End Date Genre
High 9-10 March 26 - June 15 June 15, 2012 Literary AnalysisMiddle 6-8 April 23
 – 
June 15 Optional Persuasion
CATEGORICAL PROGRAMS
Lupe Inabu (213) 241
 – 
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MandatoryProfessional Development for Special Education Teachers:
As part of an agreementwith the Office of Civil Rights, the District must ensure that all special day program teachers are trainedin the core ELD program and that materials are provided to support this instruction. For background
 
 
LOCAL DISTRICT 4
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information and information on the two-day professional development sessions, please review MEM-5739 (dated April 6, 2012). Four sessions have already taken place in April. If you have any questionsregarding this mandatory professional development, please contact Meredith Adams at (213) 241
 – 
 8051.
Elementary Transfer Data to Middle Schools:
The Office of Data & Accountability willautomatically transfer student data from the elementary schools (grades 5/6) to the receiving residentmiddle schools. The data for matriculating students must be entered into SIS at the elementary schoolfor the electronic transfers on:
 
May 4, 2012
Please review REF-3490.7 (dated February 13, 2012) for specific directions and assistance. Reminder:first day of school on the early start calendar is tentatively scheduled on
August 14, 2012
.
Spring Master Plan Program Differentials:
LAUSD and the UTLA Collective BargainingAgreement provides for differential payments to qualified employees assigned in Waiver to Basic orDual Language Programs for English Learners. All rosters and certification forms are due to the MasterPlan Verification Office on
May 4, 2012
by 5:00 p.m. For instructions, please review the following:
 
MEM-5727 (dated April 4, 2012) / Elementary
 
MEM-5728 (dated April 4, 2012 / Secondary
Annual Dual Language Institute: June 9, 2012
8:00 a.m.
 – 
1:00 p.m. Cahuenga ESParticipants: Teams from current dual language schools and schools starting the program in 2012- 2013Registration Required: Attachment B/MEM-5734 (dated March 29, 2012)Registration Due:
May 18, 2012
 
Placement Guidelines for Strategic and Intensive Programs in Grades 6
 – 
10:
For the guidelinesregarding the placement of strategic and intensive English Language Arts intervention services forstudents in grades 6
 – 
9 (including English Learners), please review MEM-5737 (dated April 2, 2012).Multiple data points will be used to determine student placement for intervention services. Forassistance or further information, please call the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and School support at(213) 241
 – 
6444 or contact:
 
Dharma Hernandezdth3022@lausd.et 
 
Equipment Inventory:
Federal and state guidelines require an inventory for equipment purchased withcategorical funds. Equipment and inventories are subject to review and examination at any time byAuditors. For specific guidelines, please review BUL-3508.3 (dated March 8, 2011). The followingtwo documents are due to Federal and State Education Programs by
June 15, 2012 (new date notreflected in the bulletin)
:1.
 
Principal Letter of Certification (original) if school did not purchase any equipment in the currentschool year (Attachment D/BUL-3508.3)
-or-
Equipment Inventory for newly purchasedequipment (Attachment B/BUL-3508.3)
-and-
 2.
 
Categorical Equipment Inventory Physical Check (Attachment E/BUL-3508.3)If the physical check was conducted during the 2010 - 2011 school year and the school submitted theCategorical Equipment Inventory Physical Check (BUL 3508.3, Attachment E) for that fiscal year, aphysical check is not required until the 2012 - 2013 school year. Schools that did not complete thedocument for the 2010 - 2011 school year must conduct the physical check and submit no later than
Friday, June 15, 2012
, to Federal and State Education Programs, Beaudry Building, 16
th
Floor or anelectronic copy to FSEP@lausd.net.If you have any questions, please contact Alice Turner at (213) 241 - 6990.

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