Revised 12/04

Clark County School District

English Language Learner Program (ELLP) Procedures Manual

“The ELLP is an advocate for English Language Learner student rights by providing leadership, services, and strengthening the capacity of schools, families, and communities to enhance student success.”

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Page PROGRAM OVERVIEW...............................................................................1 A. Clark County School District Commitment to English Language Learner Students........................................................................................................1 B. Legal Parameters..........................................................................................1 C. History of English Language Learner Program Models in CCSD ..............2 D. English Language Learner Program ............................................................2 SECTION II: IDENTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, INITIAL ASSESSMENT, AND PROGRAM PLACEMENT............................................................................5 A. Identification and Registration of English Language Learner Students ......5 B. Initial Assessment of ELL Students.............................................................6 1. Initial Assessment for All Potential ELL Students ..........................6 a. Special Rule Applicable During School Year.............................7 b. Initial Assessment of Students with Disabilities.........................7 2. Additional Initial Assessment Required for Students Enrolled in Transitional Bilingual Education .....................................................7 3. Steps to be Completed after Initial Assessment...............................8 a. Students Classified as Non-English or Limited English Proficient....................................................................................8 b. Students Coded Fully English Proficient...................................8 c. Program Placement ....................................................................9

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ELL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM MODELS, EFFECTIVE ELL PRACTICES, AND STUDENT EVALUATION........................................10 A. Program Models.........................................................................................10 1. Elementary ...........................................................................................10 a. Content-Based Integrated and Content-Based Self-Contained ESL Programs.......................................................10 (1) Description...............................................................................10 (a) Self-Contained ESL Classroom .........................................11 (b) Integrated 50/50 ESL Classrooms .....................................11 (c) Integrated “Group” Classrooms.........................................11 (2) Availability ..............................................................................11 (3) Entry Criteria ...........................................................................12 (4) Resources .................................................................................12 (5) Staff Qualifications ..................................................................12 b. Transitional Bilingual Education Model........................................12 (1) Description...............................................................................12 (2) Availability ..............................................................................13 (3) Entry Criteria ...........................................................................13 (4) Resources .................................................................................14 (5) Staff Qualifications ..................................................................14 c. Dual Language Programs...............................................................14 (1) Description...............................................................................14

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...........................................................................22 E.doc Page iii ..................................18 1...................17 (2) Availability ........................... Reclassification ........ The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).... Classify Students as Fluent-English Proficient with Monitoring .......................................18 (6) Student Placement.....24 Program Review Process .17 b............................................20 A..................27 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser................................................................................................................25 Information Collection Methods.................................................................................................................26 Plan for Modification/Improvement ...................................25 Review and Analysis of Data.............................................................................................. Withdrawal of ELL Students ........................................................................................................................................................................................... Sheltered Content ESL Instruction .....................17 (3) Entry Criteria .......................REV................................................16 (2) Availability ..........23 SECTION V: PROGRAM REVIEW PROCESS ....................................................................................22 d............................................19 SECTION IV: REASSESSMENT...............................20 B.................................... Student Performance Evaluation.. Standards-Based Assessment Program (SBAP) ................... Promotion and Retention ...............16 (1) Description..............................22 D......15 (4) Resources ........... D............................................. RECLASSIFICATION................................................................... Reclassification Using Methods Other than the LAS ..........22 4...............................................................21 a..............................................................................................................................................17 (1) Description...............................................17 (4) Resources ..... Methods for Reclassification ......................................... Monitoring Progress of Students Who are Mainstreamed to English-Only Classes ..000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005..........................................................24 Goals .................................... G..................................................... Reassessment ......18 (3) Entry Criteria ..... Purpose...............24 A....................................... Reclassification using LAS...........................................................................................................................26 District Plan .................................................................................................................15 (3) Entry Criteria ............................18 (4) Resources ................................18 (5) Staff Qualifications ................................................................................... Transfer of ELL Students...........................................................21 b.................21 2.. Other ................ AND MONITORING ...................................................................................................22 3.... B.............23 F..... Intensive English Model ..................................... Secondary....................................17 (5) Staff Qualifications ...............15 (5) Staff Qualifications ....................................................................21 1...........16 2....16 a.............................20 C..... E.....................................................................18 B........................ C...................... CCSD Grading and Reporting Guidelines........................................................................18 2............. F................................(2) Availability ............................................... Active Student List .........21 c..................... Nevada High School Proficiency Examination .............................................

... O....................................................................................................56 TESL Endorsement Requirements.......................................................................29 Nevada Administrative Code....... Q..61 Referral for Reclassification/Reinstatement Form...................58 Bilingual Endorsement Requirements ... I............................................................. S. V........................................................................................39 Determination of Eligibility for Placement of Pupils With Disabilities and Gifted and Talented Pupils and the Nevada Administrative Code ..... R..........................................47 Initial Testing Sheet ...............60 Transitional Bilingual Education Charts..............................doc Page iv ..................................... U............. L....................000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005............................... P...................35 Comprehensive Educational Summary................................28 District Policy-6165 ......68 Compliance Checklist ..................................................................... M.......................................................... Effective ELL Practices ......................70 J................................... X............................................................................... C:\Documents and Settings\localuser...................38 Individual with Disabilities Education Act and the Nevada Administrative Code ............................55 Stages of Language Acquisition ............................................................... C.................... E.....................................................................................34 Home Language Survey........................60 Suggested High School Course Offerings ............................37 English Proficiency Status (EPS) Codes .. T................................................48 Parent Notification Letter ...REV................ D. F............................64 Combined Data Sources Form ........... K.............................. H......42 Current List of Transitional Bilingual and Dual Language Schools........................................... B.............................. W...............65 Monitoring Forms for Reclassified Students .......30 English Language Learner Program Organizational Chart..............................62 Update Testing Sheet ..................APPENDICES A...................................66 Elementary and Secondary Pupil Release and Transfer Forms ....49 Student Assessment Portfolio ................. N........ G........

000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. The fundamental principles of the OCR policy are: 1. (See Appendix B for District Policy 6165. Under OCR policy.) B. Office for Civil Rights (OCR) policy has recognized the responsibility of school districts to take appropriate steps to address the needs of students who are limited English proficient (LEP). the District also has the responsibility to ensure that administrators and teachers who implement the educational program for ELL students are skilled in effective instructional practices for ELL students. The OCR does not mandate that any particular theory be employed. 1981). C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Second Language Program (English Language Learner Program). The Board is therefore committed to a philosophy of cultural pluralism that includes recognition and acceptance of the cultural and linguistic differences among the various racial and ethnic groups represented in the CCSD. Legal Parameters Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race. Casteñeda v.) The District recognizes that parents of ELL students have the right to be informed of the policies and programs in the district for ELL students and that the public has the right to know that ELL students are achieving the necessary academic and language skills to allow them to progress. or national origin in programs that receive federal financial assistance. This commitment is codified in District Policy 0100. Clark County School District Commitment to English Language Learner Students The Clark County School District (CCSD or the district) Board of School Trustees recognizes the multiplicity of racial and ethnic groups attending its schools and believes its educational system should meet the needs of its culturally diverse community. while acquiring English language proficiency as rapidly as possible. Pickard (5th Cir. The comprehensive policy of the OCR regarding services for LEP students reflects an overall approach drawn from a major court decision in this area. The CCSD also is committed to providing English Language Learner (ELL) students equitable access to an educational experience designed to enable them to develop academic skills and concepts at the same level as other students in CCSD. color.SECTION I: PROGRAM OVERVIEW A.REV. Programs designed to serve LEP students must be based on sound educational theory. To carry out this commitment and these beliefs.doc Page 1 . Since 1970. 2. (See Appendix A. The CCSD believes that ELL students have the right to a comprehensive educational program with high academic standards provided by a trained and knowledgeable staff. This law has been interpreted in the public school context as requiring appropriate steps to ensure that equal educational opportunities are afforded to language minority students who are limited in their English-language proficiency. Statement of Educational Principles. districts are obligated to ensure that LEP students are afforded an equal educational opportunity to meaningfully benefit from the district’s educational program. the CCSD Board of School Trustees has adopted District Policy 6165. In addition.

See Section III for a description of Transitional Bilingual Education. the CCSD has met its legal obligations to provide equal educational opportunities for ELL students through implementation of a number of programs for these students. Content-Based Integrated ESL. Pursuant to the Nevada Revised Statutes. the Board established the English Language Learner Program (ELLP). English Language Learner Program To assist the district in ensuring that ELL students are provided the necessary services. and Content-Based Self-Contained ESL. The State Board regulations refer to LEP students as English Language Learners. CCSD began serving Hispanic students who lacked adequate English language skills through a federally funded ESEA Title VII Bilingual Language Development program.REV. State Board regulations are included in Appendix C. Programs for LEP students must be regularly evaluated and modified as needed to ensure that language barriers to the district’s educational program are actually being overcome and that LEP students are being afforded an equal opportunity to benefit from the district’s educational program. classroom teachers. the district has continued to expand and modify its ELL programs to meet the needs of increasing numbers of students. in selected elementary schools. History of English Language Learner Program Models in CCSD Since the 1960’s. D. for example. and the district must provide the necessary resources to implement the program. Thus. and parents to bring sound and relevant educational programs to ELL students in the district so that ELL C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. The State Board of Education’s regulations are consistent with federal law and the OCR principles for LEP programs. Dual Language. It is the mission of the ELLP to work with site-based administrators. the term English Language Learners or ELL will be used to refer to students who are non-English proficient or limited English proficient.doc Page 2 . and ESL program models. ESL program models are implemented at all schools in the district where ELL students are enrolled. the Nevada State Board of Education is required to establish a program to teach English to LEP students and to adopt regulations to carry out this program. Since the early 1970’s. the district first initiated its Transitional Bilingual Education program model. 4. At the secondary level. C. throughout the remainder of this handbook. the State Board of Education has established a program to teach LEP students and has adopted regulations to carry out this program.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. the approaches are Intensive English Instruction and Sheltered Content ESL Instruction. The district expanded services to limited English speaking students in 1970 with the initiation of an English as a Second Language (ESL) program model. The district provides Transitional Bilingual Education for students in kindergarten through third grade. Services for the ELL student population are now provided by using the following approaches at the elementary level: Transitional Bilingual Education. In 1973. As required by state law. Dual Language. Programs for LEP students must effectively implement the educational theory that the district has adopted. In 1968.3. whose native language is Spanish.

Assisting in administering and scoring language proficiency assessments. and federal funding resources for program development and expansion. Assisting schools in monitoring ELL students. Assisting with appropriate student placement information by administering language proficiency assessments and reassessments. 5. 6. 3. Providing teachers with assistance in instructional methodology and materials for ELL programs. family literacy and teacher training. Developing instructional guidelines. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. and interpretation of achievement and language proficiency data for ELL students. 7. Dual Language. English Language Learner Program. Assisting in the development of supportive/cooperative programs. Offering and facilitating classes for Bilingual and Teaching English as a Second Language endorsements. 4. 8. 10. 7. Collaborating with state and district staff to develop program policies and procedures. Assisting in the development of home/school relationships through parent education. state. Organizing and conducting ELL program in-services for teachers. and associate superintendent in English Language Learner Program implementation (Bilingual. Recommending the instructional models to address the language acquisition needs of ELL students at each school. region superintendents. Content-Based ESL).students will receive a high quality education.REV. and administrators. 12. assistant region superintendents. 6. principals. 2. Coordinators will provide professional development activities for teachers and administrators. 5. Coordinating the evaluation of the ELL program being implemented in the district to ensure that language barriers to the district’s educational program are being overcome and that the ELL students are afforded an equal opportunity to benefit from the district’s educational program.) The ELLP supports schools in implementing programs for ELL students by: 1. Providing and assisting in the selection of ESL and bilingual materials. Assisting in ELL program student placement when necessary. in an environment that will ensure academic proficiency. 4.doc Page 3 . Coordinators will provide educational and technical assistance related to ELL program implementation. The English Language Learner Program includes Coordinators who are directly responsible to the Director I and Director II. Providing direction and assistance in the development of curricular materials for ELL programs. 11. program directors. 3. including those who have been reclassified and those whose parents have waived ELL services. textbook selection. Coordinating and implementing staff development activities. Ensuring that ELL students are fully integrated into the school and that ELL students at each school are held to the same academic standards as other students. and 13. (See Appendix D for Organizational Chart of the ELLP. Acquiring local. The responsibilities of Coordinators include: 1. parents. In addition. Supervising and evaluating support staff personnel. Assisting teachers.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. 9. 2.

8. counselors. Entering test scores and student demographic data on appropriate forms/database. 7. The district has also established ELL Specialist positions. Assisting site-based teachers. 5. Providing information to general education teachers on strategies to use for ELL students in the general education classroom to meet curricular goals. 3. The purpose of this position is to provide enhanced language acquisition support to classroom teachers with ELL students. Providing technical assistance to registrars and counselors. parents. Assisting with data gathering and grant writing.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. Working effectively with students. 4. Performing other duties as assigned. parents. and local policies and procedures. Serving as a mentor to teachers. and 11. Providing direct assistance to schools and ELL students. which becomes a permanent part of the student’s cumulative record. 5. Obtaining and securing language testing materials to be used during testing activity. and conferring with teachers to implement strategies for addressing the needs of ELL students. 6. Providing assistance in monitoring ELL reclassified students. 2. The position is directly responsible to the Coordinator who coordinates ELL services at the assigned Region.doc Page 4 .REV. as assigned. This position is reviewed every year. reading and writing language proficiency tests. 2. observing students in the educational environment. administrators. and citizens of Clark County. The district has also established Itinerant Tester (IT) positions. 3. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. 6. Conforming to safety standards as prescribed. Administering oral. Serving as a liaison between ELL programs and the schools. 8. 9. Performing other ELL-related duties as assigned. The purpose of these positions is to perform a variety of duties related to testing. Utilizing data and tables to assign English Proficiency Status (EPS) codes according to standard ELLP English Proficiency status table or other standards as required. Facilitating the placement of ELL students in appropriate classes and classroom configurations. 9. 4. The specific responsibilities of the Itinerant Tester include: 1. Creating an ELL Student Assessment Portfolio with required documentation. 10. Serving in a problem-solving capacity with school personnel and parents. state. The specific responsibilities of the ELL Specialist include: 1. including conducting demonstration lessons. Performing other tasks related to the position. teachers. and administrators in the implementation of federal. and community support agencies to assure student success in the educational environment. and 10. Providing information and recommending strategies to address ELL students needing additional academic assistance. and 7. The English Language Learner Specialist will act in the capacity of program facilitator for all ELL students. The services provided by each ELL Specialist are coordinated by the site administrator and the ELL Coordinator for the assigned region.

(See Appendix E. Pending Assessment is assigned if any one of the HLS questions is answered with “Other. the counselor will ensure that all students are assigned to classes regardless of their EPS code.) Based on the responses of the parents or guardians on the Home Language Survey. the district has translated the HLS into Spanish. the designated office staff shall seek assistance from other staff in the school or shall contact the ELLP for assistance.) The HLS asks parents or guardians to answer three questions about the primary language of students.doc Page 5 .” EE is assigned if all of the questions on the HLS are answered with “English. To assist parents. Appendix C.REV. At the secondary level. If the parent or guardian needs help in completing the HLS or any other part of the registration process.) According to the regulations.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.Revised (CCF-705). REGISTRATION.SECTION II: IDENTIFICATION. (See NAC 388. or the language most often spoken by the pupil is not English. the primary language spoken in the home of the pupil is not English. The principal at each school shall designate the person who is responsible for the registration at that school as the individual to ensure that all parents or guardians enrolling students for the first time in CCSD complete the HLS at the time of registration. The questions are used to determine whether students potentially need ELL services. The District shall not deny students registration and class assignment while the language proficiency assessment is pending. (See Appendix E. a student’s “…primary language will be deemed to be other than English if: 1 2 3 the pupil first spoke a language other than English. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. the designated office staff shall assign all new students one of the following English Proficiency Status codes (EPS codes): Pending Assessment (PA) or fully English Exclusive (EE). the CCSD requires all parents or guardians of students enrolling in the CCSD for the first time to complete the Home Language Survey (HLS) as part of the registration process.” Once the registration process is completed. INITIAL ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM PLACEMENT A. the designated staff member at the elementary level shall assign all students to class regardless of whether the student has a PA or EE code. The person responsible for registration shall be referred to as “designated office staff” throughout this manual.” To meet the State Board requirements.620. The HLS is included on the top section of the School Registration Form Worksheet . Identification and Registration of English Language Learner Students The State Board of Education regulations require the CCSD to identify the primary language of each student who enrolls in a school within the CCSD for the first time.

When an EE is assigned. complete Comprehensive Educational Summary and file in ELL student portfolio (see Appendix F).doc Page 6 . Nevada state regulations further require that this assessment “must be administered by a person who is proficient in English and who has successfully completed training in the administration and scoring of the examination required for the assessment.625. Appendix C.When a PA is assigned. b. Initial Assessment for All Potential ELL Students Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires CCSD to assess the English proficiency of any student coded with a PA within 30 days of the beginning of the school year. previous school. copy the CCF-705 and the birth certificate and place the CCF-705 and the birth certificate copies in a file labeled “ELL Students .Pending Assessment” file in the front office for convenient access by the ELL Specialist and Itinerant Tester. Pending Assessment students enrolling after the start of the school year must be tested within two weeks of enrollment. See NCLB Title III. the designated office staff shall maintain the original EPS. B. the designated office staff will mark an English (EE) code in the Language box of the CCF-705. and f. c. If the Itinerant Tester cannot complete the assessment within the 30 calendar day deadline. d.) The CCSD has designated the Itinerant Tester assigned to each school to do the required initial assessment and to ensure that this assessment takes place within the 30 calendar day time period. The designated office staff member shall then place the original CCF-705 in the student’s cumulative file folder and shall enter EE in the EPS field on page two of the SASI student atom. The designated office staff must ensure that either PA or EE is entered into the master file as part of the registration process. place the original of the CCF-705 in the student’s cumulative folder. the designated office staff member shall: a. as required by the Student Accounting Manual. maintain the “ELL Students .d. enter the PA code in EPS Field on page two of SASI student atom when other registration information is entered. The ELLP shall assist the Itinerant Tester in ensuring that the initial assessment is completed within the 30 calendar day deadline by providing access to C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. including placing the appropriate language letter code in the Language box (see Appendix E).REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. When entering a code for a student in the computer database. e. complete the registration form (CCF-705) by writing PA in the EPS box. If another code is already posted.a and 3302.” (See NAC 388. the designated office staff should check to see if there is already an EPS code for that student.Pending Assessment”. and g. Initial Assessment of ELL Students 1. the Itinerant Tester may request assistance from the ELLP. or previous school district. The assessment shall take place at the school where the child is enrolled. request school records from the parent. Sections 3302.

the district provides Transitional Bilingual Education. If a student is deemed eligible for ELL services and is enrolled in a bilingual program of instruction. read and write his primary language. that student shall be referred for assessment as provided under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Nevada Administrative Code. the parents will be apprised of the student’s language proficiency status and program placement within two weeks of testing. (See Appendix J for current list of selected elementary schools. and the scores to be used in CCSD for determining fluency in English.” (See NAC 388.1. ) As explained in Section III. Appendix C. once CCSD has assessed and classified a student whose primary language is not English and a concern is raised that the student may have a disability. Additional Initial Assessment Required for Students Enrolled in Transitional Bilingual Education.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.REV.net/ellp/) In conducting an initial assessment.) The tests to be administered. Special Rule Applicable During School Year If a child is pending assessment at the time of placement.” For details of the assessment of students with disabilities.) Where this occurs. speak. (http://www. The tests to be used by CCSD staff are approved by the Nevada State Department of Education and the scores for determining proficiency in English are consistent with the publisher’s scoring protocols. for students in kindergarten through grade three in designated elementary schools. The district is not required to assess the proficiency of a pupil to read and write his primary language if he is enrolled in kindergarten or the first grade or his primary language is not commonly written. The ELLP shall provide a weekly update of those students with a PA code on the ELLP website.) Elementary schools offering Transitional Bilingual Education and Dual Language Programs are responsible for administering the primary language assessment to students enrolled in these programs. Appendix C. see the Student Support Services Division Procedures Manual for additional information and procedures. the district is required to use an examination approved by the State Department of Education and to determine fluency in English as established by the publisher of the examination.” See NAC 388.ccsd. as defined by state regulations. Appendix C. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. This assessment “must be conducted by a person who is proficient in the primary language of the pupil and who has successfully completed training in the administration and scoring of the examination required for the assessment. CCSD “must assess the proficiency of the pupil to comprehend. (See NAC 388. the ELL Specialist “shall cooperate with the multidisciplinary team to determine the classification of the pupil.computerized reports. 2. are outlined below. (See Appendix H.405.625.doc Page 7 . Initial Assessment of Students with Disabilities As required by the state regulation.405. b. a.

When the parent or guardian refuses services the Itinerant Specialist and/or school administrator shall contact the parent or guardian to ensure that the parent or guardian understands what is being waived.) Each school shall send the Parent Notification Letter to the parents or guardians via the child(ren). Once the parent receives the letter. The Itinerant Specialist shall document the parent conference. Students Classified as Non-English or Limited English Proficient For students who are coded as non-English or limited English proficient as a result of the initial assessment. including a waiver section. the Itinerant Tester shall ensure that the following steps are taken within the 30 calendar day deadline: C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Students Coded Fully English Proficient For students coded as fully English Proficient. Steps to be Completed after Initial Assessment. and place a copy in the Student Assessment Portfolio. a copy of the Initial Testing Sheet.3.REV. b. (See Appendix K for Initial Testing Sheet. The Student Assessment Portfolio will accompany the student throughout placement in the ELL program. d. 4) Create a Student Assessment Portfolio for each student classified as non-English or limited English proficient.) The school shall maintain the Student Assessment Portfolio. as a result of the initial assessment. Other relevant documentation. b. a copy of the birth certificate. if applicable. (See Appendix L. f.) 2) Classify students who are eligible for ELL services as non-English or limited English proficient. The ELL Student Assessment Portfolio will contain: a. a copy of the School Registration Form Worksheet (CCF705). and g. including answer documents. (See Appendix M. notify ELLP. Portfolio Activity Log(s). a. e. including the signature of the Itinerant Tester or district-level staff who administered the assessment. and shall make it available to the teachers. the Itinerant Tester shall ensure that the following steps are completed within the 30 calendar day deadline: 1) Complete the Initial Testing Sheet. 5) The language proficiency testing information is submitted electronically to the student database manager at the ELLP in a timely manner. he/she may choose such services.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. Parent Notification Letter. c. 3) Prepare a Parent Notification Letter if a student qualifies for ELL services. The students eligible for ELL services will be assigned an EPS code. all ELL test protocols.doc Page 8 .

e.doc Page 9 . Students who are eligible for ELL services shall receive these services until it is determined. (See Section III for description of available ELL services. including the signature of the Itinerant Tester or district-level staff who administered the assessment (see Appendix K for Initial Testing Sheet). d. Other relevant documentation. a copy of the birth certificate. a copy of the School Registration Form Worksheet (CCF705). through reevaluation procedures. and shall make it available to the teachers.) In addition. 2) Assign students who are not eligible for ELL services the appropriate EPS code (see Appendix G). that they possess adequate English language and academic skills to allow them to perform satisfactorily in general education classes without special instructional considerations. b. in consultation with the ELL Specialist. the principal or the designee at each school. including answer documents. The ELL Student Assessment Portfolio will contain: a.) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. and f. (See Appendix M. Program Placement Once students are assessed.REV. The Student Assessment Portfolio will accompany the student throughout placement in the ELL program. 4) The language proficiency testing information is submitted electronically to the student database manager at the ELLP in a timely manner. Portfolio Activity Log(s).) The school shall maintain the Student Assessment Portfolio. c.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. (See Section IV for reassessment and reclassification procedures. 3) Create a Student Assessment Portfolio for each student classified as non-English or limited English proficient. shall ensure that eligible students are provided appropriate ELL services. c. a copy of the Initial Testing Sheet. all ELL test protocols. principals or the designees shall ensure that ELL students and their parents or guardians are aware of school activities and other opportunities at the school in a language they understand.1) Complete the Initial Testing Sheet.

(2) to enable students to maintain grade level status. 1. • English is taught through reading. At the secondary level.) The goal of both the Content-Based Integrated and Content-Based Self-Contained approaches is the acquisition of English and grade level academics so that the ELL student can succeed in an Englishonly regular classroom. Content-Based Integrated and Content-Based Self-Contained ESL Programs (1) Description As defined by State regulation. . • the acquisition of English takes place in a structured. The goals of all of these programs are: (1) to help ELL students achieve comprehension. where the program is available. reading.615. • there is a strong English language development (ELD) component in every lesson (see Appendix N). Both approaches have the following features: • all instruction is done in English. the resources needed. incorporates the cultural aspects of the pupil’s experience in his instruction. Elementary a.) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Dual Language and Transitional Bilingual Education programs at the elementary level. the CCSD offers Intensive English and Sheltered-Content ESL.REV. and social studies. language arts. and writing competence in the English language. AND STUDENT EVALUATION A. and .000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. and the qualifications necessary for staff. (See NAC 388. the child’s primary language is used to clarify instruction. math.” The CCSD offers two types of ESL programs at the elementary level – Content-Based Integrated and Content-Based Self-Contained. and (3) to enable students to meet graduation standards. nonthreatening environment in which students feel comfortable taking risks. EFFECTIVE ELL PRACTICES. science. an ESL program is one that “provides instruction in the English language and other courses of study using teaching techniques for acquiring English. Program Models As allowed by State regulation. the CCSD offers Content-Based ESL. • when possible. . Appendix C. speaking.doc Page 10 . and • lessons include controlled vocabulary while students gradually acquire the necessary language skills to succeed academically and become lifelong learners (See Appendix N for overview of stages of language acquisition.SECTION III: ELL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM MODELS. Below is a description of each instructional program.

and the Director of the English Language Learner Program. Based on the guidelines below. (b) Integrated 50/50 ESL Classrooms The principal assigns approximately an equal proportion of students who need ELL services to native English speakers. The possible classroom configurations could consist of the following: (a) Self-Contained ESL Classrooms The principal assigns only ELL students to Self-Contained classrooms. The 8 components that comprise this best practice ESL instruction are beneficial to the English Language Development of ELL students. Generally. schools or grade levels with a low number of ELL students should group students and place them in an integrated grouped classroom model where ESL instructional strategies are employed. library and lunch. English is taught to ELL students through content areas by including a strong English language development component. Emphasis is on cooperative learning and use of English-speaking role models.REV.Many teachers and administrators in the district have received intensive training in High Quality Sheltered Instruction (HQSI) strategies and techniques using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) components. ELL students are grouped together for their core subjects. hands-on activities. (c) Integrated “Group” Classrooms If a school or a grade has a low number of ELL students. the District shall ensure that one or more of the ESL approaches described above are available. art. the principal shall group students in a classroom at the appropriate grade level and will ensure that ELL strategies are used in the classroom. but have the opportunity to interact with other students in music. (2) Availability Depending on the number of ELL students at an elementary school. and modeling. the Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services. demonstrations. principals will make a determination regarding which approach will be used in consultation with the Superintendent or his designee. visuals. Lessons are planned according to students’ English language proficiency levels. Schools or grade levels with a large number of ELL C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. physical education.doc Page 11 .

Transitional Bilingual Education Model (1) Description As defined by state regulations. ELL students “are taught the English language and the content of other courses of study is taught using the pupil’s primary language.doc Page 12 . (4) Resources The resources provided for ESL programs fall into two categories.237. (5) Staff Qualifications All ELL Specialists shall hold either an endorsement to teach English as Second Language (TESL) pursuant to NAC 391.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. All teachers assigned to Self-Contained classrooms shall hold a TESL or Bilingual Education endorsement. An Integrated 50/50 ESL classroom shall have an approximately equal number of students who need ELL services and students who are native English speakers. Appendix O.242. or an endorsement to teach a program of bilingual education pursuant to NAC 391. the CCSD’s Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) model provides a program of instruction for ELL students in kindergarten through grade three whose primary language is Spanish.students shall implement Self-Contained ESL classrooms or Integrated ESL Classrooms. (3) Entry criteria The placement of students who qualify for ELL services in ESL classes is based on the assessments outlined in Section IIb or on the reassessments outlined in Section Iva. but who are not assigned to a Self-Contained or Integrated classroom.” (See NAC 388.) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. for teachers who teach ELL students.REV.605. b. Staff resources include ELLP administrative and support staff and the ELL Specialist (if applicable). SelfContained classes shall include ELL students only. The CCSD encourages teachers to pursue a TESL or Bilingual endorsement and provides the opportunity for teachers to take classes in order to acquire the endorsement. In the Transitional Bilingual Education model. Appendix C.) In addition. Appendix P. the CCSD shall ensure that training opportunities are available on effective strategies for ELL students. staff resources and supplementary curricular materials. (See Appendix O for TESL endorsement and Appendix P for Bilingual endorsement requirements.

with full transition into English as a Second Language or English-only instruction by fourth grade. the TBE model includes the following features: • Spanish is the medium of instruction. An English Language Development component (ELD). (3) Entry Criteria Students considered for placement in a Transitional Bilingual Education program must: • • • speak Spanish as their primary language. (See Appendix Q. the Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services.) The Superintendent or his designee. and writing that are appropriate to the student’s English level of proficiency. Integrated 50/50 or Integrated classrooms in conjunction with Transitional Bilingual Education. and psychological and social adjustment.REV. (See Appendix J for the current list of schools offering the Transitional Bilingual Education approach. reading. speaking. Spanish instruction is not combined with English nor used alternately with English.The use of the student’s primary language is viewed as the link between achieving English language proficiency. is essential to the student’s English language development.) ELD instruction in grades K-3 will focus on teaching objectives for listening. In CCSD. Page 13 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Transitional Bilingual Education schools shall offer a ContentBased ESL program model with Self-Contained. ELL students with the highest levels of Spanish literacy may be placed in Content-Based ESL classrooms. be coded as either non-English or limited English proficient.doc . • • (2) Availability The District offers the Transitional Bilingual Education approach (TBE) at designated elementary schools. English academic achievement. for this prevents the internalization of syntax. instruction transitions from being predominately in Spanish to predominately in English. and the Director of the ELLP shall determine if a school is one that shall offer a Transitional Bilingual Education approach.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. and live within the attendance zone of the designated school. The criteria for determining whether a school shall offer a Transitional Bilingual Education model are the number of Spanish-speaking ELL students and the availability of teachers possessing a bilingual teaching endorsement. intonation and other standard structures. Use of Spanish for clarification is not sufficient. As the English proficiency of the student increases.

Staff resources include ELLP administrative and support staff. (5) Staff Qualifications The State of Nevada requires teachers who teach Transitional Bilingual Education to (i) “hold an endorsement to teach in a bilingual program and (ii) within 2 years after the issuance of an endorsement. and Section IV. the CCSD shall take into account whether the candidates have training regarding Transitional Bilingual Education and/or an interest in working in a school offering such programs.) All of the ELL Specialists at schools offering the TBE model shall hold either a TESL endorsement pursuant to NAC 391. (See Section II.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. Appendix P. pass an examination approved by the commission which demonstrates oral and written proficiency in the native language. with second priority given to students classified as limited-English proficient. the CCSD requires teachers who teach in a Transitional Bilingual Education program to hold an endorsement to teach bilingual education pursuant to Section 391.REV. Therefore. The CCSD shall allocate sufficient operating funds to ensure that textbooks and instructional materials are equitable in all classes in a school offering Transitional Bilingual Education.242. Dual Language Programs (1) Description Dual Language Programs are programs in which native English speakers and English Language Learners are grouped in C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.doc Page 14 . (See Appendix P. staff and supplementary curricular resources. to be in compliance with state regulations.” See NAC 391. however.The District gives priority for placement in Transitional Bilingual Education to students classified as non-English proficient. c.) (4) Resources The resources provided for Transitional Bilingual Education fall into two categories.242.) The State of Nevada does not require principals of transitional bilingual schools to hold a TESL or a bilingual endorsement. if such an examination is available. The ELLP shall review the Spanish language textbooks and instructional materials to be used in the Transitional Bilingual Education programs to ensure that they are aligned with the CEF and that they are compatible with the English-language textbooks and instructional materials used in the ELL and English-only classes at that school. (See Appendix P for bilingual endorsement requirements.237 or a bilingual endorsement pursuant to NAC 391.242 of the Nevada Administrative Code. In selecting principals for transitional bilingual schools. and the ELL Specialist (if applicable).

developing oral and written vocabulary in both languages.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. Integrated 50/50 or Integrated classrooms is offered in conjunction with the Dual Language Program. and the Director of the ELLP. and (c) to promote appreciation of other cultures and cross-cultural awareness. Region Superintendents. which will then be applied to reading and writing. The Superintendent or his designee. graphs. (2) Availability This program is currently offered in select schools in two regions (see Appendix J for the current list of schools offering the Dual Language Programs). Students acquire academic and social vocabulary in both languages. always supporting the language development of students by using realia. Lessons are not translated when switching from one language to the other.doc . The classroom environments are language rich. visual aides. The goals of the Dual Language Program are: (a) that a student acquires a second language or becomes bilingual.REV. models. students learn language through content. rather. English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies as well as Spanish as a Second Language (SSL) strategies are utilized in the classroom. one delivering instruction in English and the other in Spanish. (b) that students will become biliterate.classrooms and learn literacy skills in both English and Spanish. the Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services. and technology. (4) Resources The resources provided for Dual Language Programs fall into two categories: staff and supplementary curricular resources. a Content-Based ESL program model with Self-Contained. For schools that do not have the Dual Language Program throughout all the grade levels. manipulatives. Academic content core curriculum is presented through a 50/50 Dual Language Program model with half of the instructional time delivered in English and half of the instructional time delivered in Spanish. Students are shared between two teachers. (3) Entry Criteria Students considered for placement in a Dual Language Program must: live within the attendance zone of the designated school or be granted a zone variance by the school’s principal. Staff Page 15 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Students in the program are learning language through contentbased instruction. shall determine if a school will offer the Dual Language Program.

two ELL approaches are recommended — Intensive English Model and Sheltered Content Model.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. and literacy concepts. or TESL and/or an interest in working in a school offering such programs. reading and writing skills. the CCSD shall take into account whether the candidates have training regarding Dual Language Programs. The State of Nevada does not require principals of Dual Language Schools to hold a Bilingual or TESL endorsement. however.REV. At the high school level. Bilingual Education. a.doc .resources include ELLP administrative and support staff. students are able to earn credit toward graduation in required core subject areas.) Page 16 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Secondary At the secondary level. (5) Staff Qualifications The State of Nevada requires teachers who teach English Language Learner students to hold a Bilingual or TESL endorsement (see Appendices O and P). and the ELL Specialist (if applicable). The eight components that comprise this best practice ESL instruction are beneficial to the English Language Development of ELL students. 2. In selecting principals for dual language schools. Many teachers and administrators in the district have received intensive training in High Quality Sheltered Instruction (HQSI) strategies and techniques using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) components. learning strategies. The ELLP shall review the Spanish language textbooks and instructional materials to be used in the Dual Language Program to ensure that they are aligned with the CEF and that they are compatible with the English–language textbooks and instructional materials used in the ELL and English-only classes at that school. The Intensive English Model includes extended periods of English instruction using a variety of materials. (See Appendix R for suggested secondary course offerings. Intensive English Model (1) Description The Intensive English Model is an integrated language and content approach that focuses on the incorporation of content material into language classes and on the use of language learning strategies in order to prepare English Language Learner students for content area classes. These materials focus on English grammar. The CCSD shall allocate operating funds to ensure that textbooks and instructional materials are available in all classes in a school offering the Dual Language Program.

and write) in English. Emphasis is on cooperative learning. and be classified as non-English or limited-English proficient. speak. the Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services. At the high school level. students must be enrolled in one of the schools offering the Intensive English Model.(2) Availability The Region Superintendent or designee. modeling and sheltered vocabulary. and the principal of the school shall determine if a school is one that shall offer the Intensive English Model. they must learn both English and academic content as quickly as possible. An integrated classroom consists of students who need ELL services and native English speakers. This model is implemented at the secondary level in both self-contained and integrated classrooms. This component takes into account the ELL student’s current English language proficiency level and guides the teacher in providing the appropriate instruction for each level. hands-on activities. Therefore. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Sheltered Content ESL Instruction (1) Description The Sheltered Content ESL Instruction Model is an integrated content language approach. A self-contained classroom consists of only ELL students grouped together for instruction. read. The purpose of the language development component is to teach English language learners to communicate (listen.doc Page 17 . b. the Director of ELLP. Secondary ELL students have a limited time to become academically proficient in English. (5) Staff Qualifications Teachers using the Intensive English Model must have a TESL or bilingual endorsement. (3) Entry Criteria To be eligible for this program. demonstrations. (4) Resources Along with the staff and curricular resources provided to all schools.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. this model also allows students to earn credit toward graduation in required core subject areas.REV. English is taught through content areas by including a strong language development component. schools using this model shall utilize appropriate texts and instructional resources as recommended by ELLP. The goal of the integrated Sheltered Content Instruction Model is for ELL students to develop English language skills in content classes. visuals.

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Student Placement The following are recommended guidelines for ELL student placement in secondary program models: • Students classified as non-English proficient will receive at least two periods of Intensive English Language Development (ELD) and two periods of Self-Contained or Integrated Sheltered Content Instruction. Students classified as limited-English proficient will receive two periods of Self-Contained Intensive English Language Development (ELD) focusing on academic literacy skills. These students will also receive Self-Contained or Integrated Sheltered English Instruction in the academic content areas appropriate for their grade level. Academic progress of ELL students placed in mainstream classes will be reviewed by ELLP and/or school personnel.

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5121, which addresses student progress and grading for grades one through twelve; (2) CCSD Regulation 5121.1, which addresses grading for Special Education for grades six through twelve; and (3) CCSD Regulations 5122, 5121, and 5121.1 which address Reporting to Parents. Guidelines for grading and evaluating elementary and secondary ELL students are outlined in the Curriculum Essentials Framework, K-5 (CEF) and Secondary (6-12) Syllabi published by the CCSD Elementary and Secondary Curriculum and Professional Development Department. Elementary teachers who are working with ELL students are required to teach the objectives stated in the CCSD CEF. Elementary teachers shall determine grades of ELL students based on their progress toward, and achievement of, CCSD objectives. Secondary teachers working with ELL students are required to teach the objectives stated in the specific content area syllabus created and approved by CCSD. Teachers of ELL students shall determine grades based on their progress toward, and achievement of, the CCSD objectives. 2. Promotion and Retention The principal at each school shall ensure that CCSD Policy 5123 on promotion is followed in determining whether an ELL student should be promoted or retained. As with non-ELL students, ELL students may be retained. In the case of an ELL student, the principal shall ensure that ELL students are not retained based solely on the student’s inability to perform in the English language. In making a determination of whether an ELL student should be retained, the principal shall ensure that careful consideration is given to the range of services and options available prior to making the decision to retain a student. Adjustments or changes to the student’s educational program may be necessary in order to avoid retention. Teachers should contact the school’s ELL Specialist/ELLP for assistance. As with English Exclusive students, retention concerns should be ongoing throughout the year. CCF-731 Retention Guidelines must be followed. If the decision is made to retain an ELL student, the principal shall ensure that the student receives significantly different services during the year following the retention.

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SECTION IV: A. Reassessment

REASSESSMENT, RECLASSIFICATION, AND MONITORING

State regulations require that the District reassess ELL students every year “to determine whether the pupil’s proficiency in English is fluent and he is able to succeed in courses of study that are taught only in English.” (See NAC 388.645, Appendix C.) Reassessment by Referral: Another method for reevaluating a student is referral by either a parent or teacher/counselor to the ELL Specialist. A parent or teacher may make this referral at any time during the school year. Such a referral should be based on evidence that the student could be successful in English-only classes. The procedure for conducting a reevaluation from a teacher or parent referral is as follows: 1. The regular classroom teacher, the parent, or the counselor completes a Referral for Reclassification and Reinstatement Form and submits it to the ELL Specialist. (See Appendix S for Referral Form.) 2. The ELL Specialist and the teacher meet to discuss the student’s progress and to review documentation to support that the student could be successful in English-only classes. Examples of documents to be reviewed include grades in core subjects, test scores, and writing samples. 3. Upon completion of the testing, the Itinerant Tester shall score the test and complete the Update Testing Sheet. (See Appendix T for Update Testing Sheet.) 4. Based on the criteria reviewed in IV.b. below, the student may be reclassified. (See Section IV.b. below for criteria and procedures for reclassifying students.) 5. The Itinerant Tester shall send the updated test scores to the student database manager in ELLP. The Itinerant Tester shall place a copy of the Update Testing Sheet in the ELLP Student Assessment Portfolio. B. Reclassification State regulations state that the District may reclassify an ELL student only if: 1. “The pupil’s academic performance and his proficiency to comprehend, speak, read and write English is assessed by his teacher and the teacher documents his rationale for recommending the pupil for courses of study which are taught only in English without further instruction in the English language; The parent or legal guardian of the pupil is (see Appendix S): a. Notified, in the primary language of the parents or legal guardian, that the pupil is being considered for reclassification; b. Given an opportunity to review the data relating to the performance of the pupil; and c. Allowed to participate in the determination of whether the pupil should be reclassified; and The school district administers to the pupil an examination selected by the District from a list of examinations approved by the department to assess the pupil’s proficiency to comprehend, speak, read and write English and the pupil obtains a score on the examination that is equal to or greater than a score for a person who is fluent in speaking, reading and writing English, as established by the publisher of the examination.” NAC 388.645.2, Appendix C.
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Each of these methods is described below.) 2. Reclassification Using LAS: ELLP may reclassify a student using the Language Assessment Scales (LAS) based on the criteria below: a. (See Section IV. If a student is in first grade and is classified as non-English proficient and the student obtains a standard score between 62 and 81 on the Pre-LAS Oral. Methods for Reclassification Consistent with State regulations.D. The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS): Students in those grades at which the ITBS is administered may be mainstreamed to English only if they score at or above the 26th percentile on the Reading Composite and the Language Composite section. the student will be reclassified as fluent-English proficient with monitoring.D. c. the school will monitor the student for at least two school years to make certain that the student is succeeding in an English-only class. Nevada High School Proficiency Examination: Students in grades eleven and twelve may be exited from ELL services if they score at or above passing score(s) on the reading. and the student will remain eligible for ELL services. Students in Page 21 b. below for required monitoring for students reclassified as fluent-English proficient. If a student classified nonEnglish or limited-English proficient scores 82 or higher on the Pre-LAS Oral. Reclassification Using Methods Other than the LAS: ELLP also may reclassify a student as no longer needing ELL services if the student can demonstrate academic proficiency in reading and writing in English within the average range for English-only students. ELLP may reclassify a student coded limited-English proficient who obtains a combined standard score of 241 or higher as fully English proficient.C. (See Section IV. the student will be reclassified as limited English proficient. below for required monitoring of these students. (See Section IV. and math portions of the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination.) b. ELLP may reclassify students in grades 2 through 12 using the LAS with a combined Oral. above regarding notification to parents prior to reclassification.B.doc . Thus. with monitoring.REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. the CCSD has determined that reclassification may occur if a combination of the following criteria are met: a.) The school shall monitor a student reclassified as fluent-English proficient for at least two years. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. While the student is considered fluent-English proficient. writing. the CCSD has determined that ELL students may be reclassified using the recommended language proficiency assessment or by other methods. Reading and Writing score of 241 or greater. Standards-Based Assessment Program: (SBAP) Students in grade one may be mainstreamed from program participation if they score at or above the 26th local percentile on the reading portion of the (SBAP). 1.

below. Active Student List: The reclassification of students will be reflected on the Active Student List.) The District also will ensure that reclassified students are appropriately placed in general education classes.doc Page 22 . grades two through five may be mainstreamed from program participation if they score at or above the 26th local percentile on the reading and writing portions of the SBAP. Reading and Writing to ascertain if the student’s English proficiency has diminished.) To be considered academically successful. and the classroom teacher(s). the student will remain in English-only classes. (See Appendix V. If C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. science or social studies. the decision may be made to reclassify this student. This decision can be reached only if it is the consensus opinion of a committee consisting of at least the principal or administrative designee.REV. as a result of monitoring. The school also shall review the student’s report card each quarter or trimester to review the student’s academic and citizenship grades and attendance and shall note the student’s progress on the Two Year Monitoring of Reclassified Student Form. the school shall initiate a Referral for Reclassification/Reinstatement Form (see Appendix S) and ELLP shall administer the LAS Oral. D. and the school shall continue to monitor that student. Data Inquiry Menu). Monitoring Progress of Students Who are Mainstreamed to English-Only Classes Each school shall monitor all reclassified students for two years. The purpose of this monitoring is to ensure that the students have no grades below a C in each class and are no longer in need of language acquisition assistance. evidence indicates that the student is not being successful in English-only classes and needs further language acquisition assistance. which is generated weekly and made available by the ELLP database manager. As an example. 4. indicates that the students are capable of functioning successfully in English-only classes. the ELLP designee. If. a student should have no grades below a C in English. This monitoring shall include periodic contact with the student’s teacher to ascertain student progress. This decision shall be documented on the English Language Learner Student Reclassification Using Combined Data Sources Form.d. Individual student information may also be found on the mainframe computer’s SASIxp Data Inquiry (Option 19. If the student obtains a combined standard score of 240 or less. (See Section IV. If the student scores 241 or higher.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. Classify Students as Fluent-English Proficient with Monitoring: A student is classified as fully-English proficient with monitoring when a student is reclassified using criteria 1 and 2 above. (See Section IV. the student shall be considered reinstated into an ELL program or enrolled in an academic remediation program. (See Appendix U for reclassification form.D.) The school shall monitor for two years any students reclassified as fluent-English proficient.B. math. if a student scores at level 3 on the LAS reading and at the 26th percentile on the Language Composite section of the ITBS. in combination.) 3. Other: Students in grades two through twelve may be mainstreamed into English only if a review of data listed in criteria 1 through 3 above. regarding notification to parents prior to reclassification.

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doc . and • Procedures for exiting students from the program and for monitoring their progress in English-only classes. will coordinate the program review. as they enroll in the Clark County School District for the first time. B. in cooperation with the ELLP staff. and • Utilizing appropriate resources to meet both the English language development needs and the curriculum content. through research. the CCSD will review the goal statements for possible modifications. as required by the ELLP Procedures Manual. will have a Home Language Survey completed by the students’ parents or guardians.SECTION V: A. All students. • An adaptation of the existing district curriculum and designed to meet stateadopted content and performance standards. Teachers responsible for English language development and content area instruction will receive staff development to provide them with the necessary tools to meet the unique instructional needs of ELL students. • Identification of the students eligible for services. services. 4. instructional methodologies and resources. The program review will consist of data gathering and analysis and of on-site visits to verify those portions of the self-evaluation that need to be observed. Purpose PROGRAM REVIEW PROCESS The purpose of the ELLP review in Clark County School District is to assess the effectiveness of the models of instruction as they relate to the following program components: • Educational practices. The Associate Superintendent of Student Support Services Division. • Qualifications and training of program staff. below. The district shall identify specific goals that relate directly to the program components listed above. Students eligible for English Language Learner Program services will be provided English language development instruction that is: • A recognized method of teaching English as a Second Language. • Initial and on-going assessment of English language proficiency and student progress. As part of the annual program self-evaluation. Section B below outlines the goals that will be assessed in the program review. to determine the possible need for English Language Learner Program Page 24 Goals The ELLP compliance checklist (see Appendix X) incorporates all of the goals listed 2. 1.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.REV. • Recognized as educationally sound. have been found to be effective. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. 3. • Of sufficient scope and quality to meet the English language development needs of the students. • Consistent with identified instructional methodologies that. All instructional staff teaching in Transitional Bilingual Education classrooms will possess the necessary certification endorsements as required by state statutes.

as a result of the responses on the Home Language Survey may need ELL services. Information Collection Methods The Director of ELLP . at four middle schools. Students enrolled in the English Language Learner Program will be promoted to the next grade at the end of the school year at the rate equal to. 9. services. Following monitoring. For each year after the 1999-2000 school year. 10. but will not be limited to: • Teacher certification records. Program Review Process The initial program review took place during the 1999-2000 school year at eight elementary schools (one bilingual site and seven ESL sites). and at four high schools.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. will select program review teams. or within a range of five percentage points. C. and will immediately be enrolled in school and assigned to a classroom(s) at the time of registration. will participate in state-mandated ITBS and Writing Proficiency testing as defined in the state’s Guidelines for the Conduct of the Nevada Proficiency Examination Program. All students who exit the English Language Learner Program based on the assessment of the English language proficiency or on English reading and writing performance based on norm-referenced or criterion-referenced tests will be monitored for two years to determine if the students are demonstrating academic success in English-only classes. moderate populations. D. All students enrolled in ELL programs will be reassessed each year to measure progress in English language development and determine if students are eligible to exit ELL programs. the graduation rate for the school as a whole. • Records of staff development activities. • Student enrollment worksheets. and small populations of ELL students. At least ten percent of the non-English proficient students who have been enrolled in the CCSD for at least one year will be reclassified as limited-English proficient. 6. Ninety-five percent of ELL students enrolled during the testing period in grades 3-10.doc Page 25 . 12. Twelfth grade students. the ELLP shall select 16 schools to participate in the program review process. who at anytime during their school careers were enrolled in the ELL Program and were continuously enrolled in the Clark County School District for six or more years prior to their graduation dates. This data will include.5. Each program review team will gather both objective and empirical data. 11. 7.REV. Schools were selected to represent sites with large populations. All students who. will be assessed for English language proficiency and placed in the appropriate ELL Program setting within 30 calendar days of enrollment. will earn sufficient credits and pass the necessary state proficiency examinations to enable them to earn a high school diploma at a rate equal to. the promotion rate of CCSD as a whole. or within a range of five percentage points. in cooperation with the Instruction Unit and Student Support Services. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. At least ten percent of the students reassessed each year will be eligible to exit the program and will be monitored for two years. 8. a procedure will be put in place to ensure that the students who have fully exited the program are maintaining academic success.

• Scope and quality.• • • • • Test records from Language Assessment Scales. In conjunction with the review process team. F. the school staff will develop an ELL improvement plan that will address: • Goals the school failed to meet. Schools that were able to meet all of the stated goals will continue to be monitored. Monitoring records of students who exited ELL Program. • The educational soundness. analyze the data as they relate to the stated goals in the compliance checklist (see Appendix X). and • Staff member(s) responsible for ensuring that the corrective actions have taken place. For example. • Resources used as a part of ELL instruction. If appropriate. ELL Student Assessment Portfolios and records of student reclassification. the program review team will meet with appropriate site-based staff to review their findings and to assist the school in developing an improvement plan to remedy the findings. The program review team will continue to monitor any school sites in which stated goals were not attained to ensure that the school implemented its program improvement plan. commendations and recommendations. The school shall implement the plan within the timeline outlined in the plan. for Goal 1 (program) the report will include a description of the program or programs offered at a school. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. identify goals that the school failed to meet. how many files had the HLS. • Corrective actions to be taken. and how many did not. • Time in which the corrective actions will occur. • Instructional methodologies. how these activities support the program or programs offered at the school and the staff who participated in the activities. E. Review and Analysis of Data The program review teams will gather the data listed above.doc Page 26 . the team will make recommendations of corrective actions the school may wish to consider. The program review teams will use an observation checklist to assess: • The types of program models offered. but to a lesser degree. the team will include specific information or data regarding each goal. ITBS. ELLP will schedule a meeting with the school administrative and ELL instructional staff to review its findings.REV. and recommend modifications or corrective actions that the school should undertake. and Observation checklists. As discussed more fully in Section F below. and Standards-Based Assessment Program.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. and • Evidence of adaptation of existing content area curricula. For Goal 4 (Home Language Survey) the report should discuss how many files were reviewed. Each program review team shall write a report of its findings. In making findings. For Goal 3 (staff development) the report will describe the staff development activities that occurred. Promotion and retention records. Plan for Modification/Improvement Whenever a program review team finds goals that a school has not met.

REV.doc Page 27 . C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. District Plan Based on the issues or problems identified in the reports for individual schools.G. the ELLP shall develop a district plan to address any systemic problems or issues found and shall ensure that this plan is implemented for the following school year.

problem-solving. defining Procedural – explicit teaching. Allyn and Bacon. group response) 4. Strategies • • • Metacognitive – matching. opinions. Interaction • • • • • Questioning to elicit ideas. highlighted text. Building Background • • • Concepts linked to the student’s background Links between past learning and new concepts Explicit teaching of key vocabulary 6.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.REV. demonstrations. visuals. hands-on. Jana.doc Page 28 . pictures.Appendix A: Effective ELL Practices SHELTERED INSTRUCTION 1. think alouds. al. jigsaw text reading. Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners. gestures. adapted text. small groups Wait time for student response Varied grouping configurations that support the language and content objectives of the lesson • 2. ISBN 0-205-29017-5 haj 10-02 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Comprehensible Input • • • Appropriate speech Explanation of tasks Techniques (modeling. triads. body language) 7. graphic organizers) Adaptation of content (graphic organizers. leveled study guides. marginal notes) 5. answers and to encourage elaboration Balance of talk between teacher and students Talk among students – pairs. Practice/Application • • Hands-on materials and/or manipulatives for practice activities to apply content and language knowledge Activities to integrate all language skills 3. practice with others. Lesson Preparation • • Content Objectives and Language Objectives Supplementary materials for clarity and meaning (hands-on manipulatives. independent application From: Echevarria. 2000. related literature. clarifying Cognitive – individual mental or physical manipulation of material for learning Social/Affective – Interaction with a group 8. Lesson Review and Assessment • • • • Review of key vocabulary Review of key content concepts Regular feedback to students Assess student comprehension and learning of all lesson objectives throughout the lesson (spot checking. et. visuals. multimedia. outlines. realia. modeling. Effective Lesson Delivery • • • • Content objectives supported by lesson delivery Language objectives clearly supported by lesson delivery Students engaged 90% to 100% of the time Pacing of the lesson appropriate to the students’ ability level Scaffolding • • Verbal – paraphrasing. taped text. adapted text. demonstrations.

speaking.doc Page 29 .000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. The program offered at each school shall be based on research and shall provide ageappropriate levels of English proficiency. and each school shall have the qualified staff and the appropriate resources necessary to provide programs and services to ELL students. Legal Reference: Review Responsibility: Adopted: Revised: Pol gov Rev: NRS Chapter 388 System of Public Instruction Student Support Services Division [5/26/93] (11/9/00) 6/28/01 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. speaking. Any school that has ELL students enrolled shall offer the appropriate services and programs to ELL students. e. b. the Clark County School District (“District”) shall implement a range of services and programs. To assist these English Language Learner (“ELL”) students in gaining English proficiency. All ELL students shall be appropriately identified. In addition. The Superintendent annually shall review and monitor the programs and services provided to ELL students to determine whether ELL students are being provided appropriate services and programs and whether ELL students are gaining proficiency in listening. The English Language Learner Program Department shall develop procedures to implement this policy. and reflect the many cultural and linguistic backgrounds represented by ELL students enrolled in the District. c. assessed.Appendix B: District Policy-6165 CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY 6165 PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER STUDENTS a. the program shall be: aligned with the District curriculum. in consultation with the English Language Learner Program and the Division of Instruction. reading and writing English. taught using the content strategies and thinking processes that students encounter as they pursue an education in the District. d.REV. shall determine the services and programs to be offered at a school. reading and writing English. Students whose primary language is other than English cannot effectively participate in general education instruction until they have developed proficiency in listening. and placed in programs. The principal.

388. (NRS 385.605 “Bilingual program of instruction” defined. 2. of Education by R063-97. A pupil’s primary language shall be deemed to be a language other than English if: (a) The pupil first spoke a language other than English. inclusive. the words and terms defined in NAC 388.625 Assessment of pupil’s proficiency in English. eff. 388. (NRS 385. and 2. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. (Added to NAC by Bd.600 Definitions.405) As used in NAC 388. 2. 12-10-97) NAC 388. (Added to NAC by Bd. or (c) The language most often spoken by the pupil is not English.080. 12-10-97) NAC 388. of Education by R063-97. (NRS 385. 12-10-97) NAC 388. Primary language is not English.405) “English language learner” means a pupil whose: 1. (Added to NAC by Bd. 388.405) 1. 388. A pupil must be classified as an English language learner if his score on the examination is below the score for a person who communicates fluently in English. eff. unless the context otherwise requires. Proficiency in English is below the average proficiency of pupils at the same age or grade level whose primary language is English.Appendix C: Nevada Administrative Code Instruction of Certain Pupils Whose Primary Language Is Not English NAC 388. (Added to NAC by Bd.620 Determination of primary language of pupil.080. eff.080. 12-10-97) NAC 388. Each school district shall administer to a pupil whose primary language is not English and who is enrolled in: (a) Kindergarten or any grade from grade 1 to 12.REV.655.605. as established by the publisher of the examination. inclusive.600 to 388.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. Each school district shall identify the primary language of each pupil who enrolls in a school within the district for the first time.610 and 388.doc Page 30 . (Added to NAC by Bd.615 have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.080.405) “Bilingual program of instruction” means a program of instruction for English language learners in which pupils are taught the English language and the content of other courses of study is taught using the pupils’ primary language. 388.405) 1.610 “English language learner” defined. 388.615 “Program of instruction that teaches English as a second language” defined. of Education by R063-97. 388. (NRS 385. (b) The primary language spoken in the home of the pupil is not English.080. (NRS 385. 12-10-97) NAC 388. eff.405) “Program of instruction that teaches English as a second language” means a program of instruction for an English language learner which: 1. Incorporates the cultural aspects of the pupil’s experiences in his instruction. and 3. Provides instruction in the English language and other courses of study using teaching techniques for acquiring English. (NRS 385. an oral examination approved by the department to assess the proficiency of the pupil to speak and comprehend English.080. of Education by R063-97. eff. of Education by R063-97. Probability of success in a classroom in which courses of study are taught only in English is impaired because of his limited proficiency in English.

630.630. read and write his primary language must be conducted by a person who is proficient in the primary language of the pupil and who has successfully completed training in the administration and scoring of the examination required for the assessment. (NRS 385.330 to 388.635 Assessment of proficiency in English and primary language of pupils with disabilities. (Added to NAC by Bd.330 to 388. eff. read and write English and his primary language. eff. (NRS 385.625 and who is enrolled in a bilingual program of instruction an examination approved by the department to assess the proficiency of the pupil to comprehend.doc Page 31 .REV. An assessment administered pursuant to this section must be completed within 60 days after the date on which the pupil enrolls in a school in the district for the first time. A pupil must be classified as an English language learner if his score on the examination is below the score for a person who is competent in reading and writing English. The person administering the assessment shall cooperate with the committee to determine the classification of the pupil. If the multidisciplinary team that is determining the eligibility of the pupil pursuant to NAC 388. in the manner required by NAC 388. 3. read and write English and his primary language. An assessment of a pupil’s proficiency to comprehend. (Added to NAC by Bd. (Added to NAC by Bd. inclusive. read and write English must be administered by a person who is proficient in English and who has successfully completed training in the administration and scoring of the examination required for the assessment. 12-10-97) NAC 388.405) 1. of Education by R063-97. of Education by R063-97. An assessment of a pupil’s proficiency to comprehend. A school district is not required to assess the proficiency of a pupil to read and write his primary language if he is enrolled in kindergarten or the first grade or his primary language is not commonly written. eff. speak. the district shall use alternative procedures for assessing the proficiency of the pupil to comprehend.630 Assessment of pupil’s proficiency in his primary language. 2. 12-10-97) NAC 388. If the committee that develops the individualized educational program for the pupil pursuant to NAC 388. speak. of Education by R063-97. the district shall use alternative procedures for assessing the proficiency of the pupil to comprehend. read and write his primary language. speak. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection. 3.630 are inappropriate because of the nature of the pupil’s disability.080. The person administering the assessment shall cooperate with the multidisciplinary team to determine the classification of the pupil.080. 388. A school district shall assess and classify a pupil whose primary language is not English and whose eligibility for special services and programs of instruction for pupils with disabilities is being assessed pursuant to NAC 388.440. each school district shall administer to a pupil who is classified as an English language learner pursuant to NAC 388.625 and 388. an examination approved by the department to assess the proficiency of the pupil to read and write English.281 determines that the procedures for the assessments are inappropriate because of the nature of the pupil’s disability. speak. 388. inclusive. A school district shall assess and classify a pupil whose primary language is not English and who is receiving special services and programs of instruction for pupils with disabilities in the manner required by NAC 388.440. determines that the procedures for the assessments administered pursuant to NAC 388. speak. inclusive.625 and 388. 2.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. as established by the publisher of the examination.625 and 388. 12-10-97) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. 2.405) 1. An assessment administered pursuant to this section must be completed within 60 days after the date on which the pupil enrolls in a school in the district for the first time.(b) Any grade from grade 2 to 12.

NAC 388. The pupil may not participate in such a program of instruction without the consent of his parents or legal guardian. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3.625 and who is receiving special services and programs of instruction for C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. standards. limitations on reclassification. (NRS 385. A school district shall reassess a pupil who is classified as an English language learner pursuant to NAC 388. A school district shall make available to each pupil classified as an English language learner pursuant to NAC 388. A pupil may be reclassified pursuant to this section only if: (a) The pupil’s academic performance and his proficiency to comprehend. 2.080. 3. (2) Given an opportunity to review the data relating to the performance of the pupil. (NRS 385.625 a bilingual program of instruction or a program of instruction that teaches English as a second language. speak. The notification must be given in the primary language of the parents or legal guardian of the pupil. The school district shall notify the parents or legal guardian of such a pupil of the eligibility of the pupil to participate in such a program of instruction. (Added to NAC by Bd.405) 1.405) 1.080. and (c) The school district administers to the pupil an examination selected by the district from a list of examinations approved by the department to assess the pupil’s proficiency to comprehend. A school district is not required to administer to a pupil who is exempt from the provisions of NAC 389. (b) Use procedures and allocate resources that are reasonably calculated to carry out that educational theory in an effective manner.080. A reassessment of a pupil’s proficiency to comprehend. notice of eligibility. at any time. but shall. eff. read and write English and the pupil obtains a score on the examination that is equal to or greater than a score for a person who is fluent in speaking. (Added to NAC by Bd. Such a pupil may not be reclassified pursuant to this section. 388. speak. consent for participation.405) 1. 4. eff. read and write English must be administered by a person who is proficient in the language in which the examination is given and who has successfully completed training in the administration and scoring of the examination required for the reassessment.650 Periodic reassessment of pupils with disabilities. 2. as established by the publisher of the examination.063 an examination to assess the pupil’s proficiency to read and write English. reassess a pupil who is classified as an English language learner pursuant to NAC 388.640 Programs of instruction: Availability. reading and writing English.doc Page 32 .625 to determine whether the pupil’s proficiency in English is fluent and he is able to succeed in courses of study that are taught only in English.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. of Education by R063-97. and (3) Allowed to participate in the determination of whether the pupil should be reclassified. at least every 2 years. of Education by R063-97. a school district may. read and write English is assessed by his teacher and the teacher documents his rationale for recommending the pupil for courses of study which are taught only in English without further instruction in the English language. (NRS 385.645 Periodic reassessment of pupils. 3. 12-10-97) NAC 388. in the primary language of the parents or legal guardian. 388.REV. A bilingual program of instruction or a program of instruction that teaches English as a second language must: (a) Be based on a sound educational theory for acquiring English. (b) The parents or legal guardian of the pupil is: (1) Notified. and (c) Produce results which indicate that the pupils in the program are acquiring English. 12-10-97) NAC 388. speak. that the pupil is being considered for reclassification. 388.

650. The reassessment must be conducted in conjunction with a review of the individualized educational program of the pupil conducted pursuant to NAC 388. 12-10-97) NAC 388. the district shall use alternative procedures for reassessing the proficiency of the pupil to comprehend.655 Waiver from certain provisions. (NRS 385. 3. 2. eff.281 determines that the procedures for the reassessment are inappropriate because of the nature of the pupil’s disability. of Education by R063-97. 388. (Added to NAC by Bd. the department may grant a waiver from any of those provisions. The person administering the reassessment shall cooperate with the committee to determine whether the pupil will be reclassified. If the committee that develops the individualized educational program for the pupil pursuant to NAC 388.405) A school district may apply.281.REV. of Education by R063-97. to the department for a waiver from the provisions of NAC 388.pupils with disabilities in the manner required by NAC 388.doc Page 33 . 12-10-97) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. speak.625 to 388. in writing. Upon a showing of good cause and circumstances that are unique to the district.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.645. (Added to NAC by Bd. read and write English. eff. inclusive.080.

doc Page 34 .Appendix D: English Language Learner Program Organizational Chart ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PROGRAM ORGANIZATIONAL CHART Melba Madrid-Parra DIRECTOR II Nancy Alamo DIRECTOR I .000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.REV.Secondary Coordinator IV SE Region Mary Sue Morin Coordinator IV NW Region Greta Peay Coordinator IV NE Region Norberta Anderson Coordinator IV E Region Coordinator IV SW Region Luci Blood Coordinator IV ELL Programs C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Gail Welch Coordinator III Dual Language Programs Jane Parsons DIRECTOR I .Elementary P.

Appendix E: Home Language Survey – English C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.REV.doc Page 35 .000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.

doc Page 36 .Appendix E: Home Language Survey – Spanish C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION = Write the language used in your child’s school.. etc.Appendix F: Comprehensive Educational Summary COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL SUMMARY Your Child’s Student Number Your Child’s Full Name Home Country Start of Academic Year in Home Country DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETION Column 1: Column 2: Column 3: Column 4: Column 5: SCHOOL YEAR = Academic Year (i. Grade 1. GRADE = Your country’s designation of what that year in school is/was called (i.e. In this column. FULL NAME OF SCHOOL = Write the name of the school your child attended.. Form 1.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005./Sept.e. 2 Age Birthdate Aug. write what your child’s level of school is/was called: (i. and High School. Middle School. It can be written in your language. Gymnasium). SCHOOL LOCATION = Write the city and country where your child attended school. KIND OF SCHOOL = The United States system of education has 3 levels: Elementary.REV. Do not include the specialized classes in English. Secundaria. 1 Secundaria).doc Page 37 . Standard 1.) 6 Full Name Of School 7 School Location (City and Country) 8 Language of Instruction K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Primaria.e. Other: Column 6: Column 7: Column 8: 1 School Year 3 Year in School 4 Grade Desig nation 5 Kind of School (Primaria.. 1993-1994) STUDENT AGE = The student’s age when the school year started. YEAR IN SCHOOL = Total number of years completed.

REV.Appendix G: English Proficiency Status (EPS) Codes ENGLISH PROFICIENCY STATUS (EPS) CODES In the CCSD. English Proficiency Status (EPS) Codes indicate eligibility and determine the extent of specialized language service to be provided for ELL students.doc Page 38 . SASI EPS Code EE English Exclusive PA Pending Assessment TS Tested by ELLP SASI ESL Code Old EPS English Proficiency Level A B C D E F G H I J K L M AA AB AC AW BA BB BC BW CC EE PA WW Non English Proficient Limited English Proficient English Proficient* (Reclassified) Non English Proficient Waiver* Non English Proficient Limited English Proficient English Proficient* (Reclassified) Limited English Proficient Waiver* English Proficient* English Exclusive* Pending Assessment Refuse Testing* Re-designated Fluent English* (*Not eligible for ELLP services) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. EPS codes are revised as the result of initial language assessment and annual language reevaluation. EPS codes of Pending Assessment (PA) and English Exclusive (EE) are assigned by the school office staff to students based on their Home Language Survey (HLS).000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.

1414(a)(1)) Sec. Each public agency shall ensure.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. or speaking skills. at a minimum. (f) No single procedure is used as the sole criterion for determining whether a child is a child with a disability and for determining an appropriate educational program for the child.doc Page 39 . that may assist in determining— (1) Whether the child is a child with a disability under §300. to participate in appropriate activities). and information related to enabling the child to be involved in and progress in the general curriculum (or for a preschool child. the qualifications of the person administering the test. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.532 Evaluation procedures.REV. (c) (1) Any standardized tests that are given to a child— (i) Have been validated for the specific purpose for which they are used. (d) Tests and other evaluation materials include those tailored to assess specific areas of educational need and not merely those that are designed to provide a single general intelligence quotient. and (ii) Are provided and administered in the child's native language or other mode of communication.g. 300. (e) Tests are selected and administered so as best to ensure that if a test is administered to a child with impaired sensory. manual.Appendix H: Individual with Disabilities Education Act and the Nevada Administrative Code Sec. the test results accurately reflect the child's aptitude or achievement level or whatever other factors the test purports to measure. or the method of test administration) must be included in the evaluation report. (b) A variety of assessment tools and strategies are used to gather relevant functional and developmental information about the child.531 Initial Evaluation. and (2) Materials and procedures used to assess a child with limited English proficiency are selected and administered to ensure that they measure the extent to which the child has a disability and needs special education. that the following requirements are met: (a) (1) Tests and other evaluation materials used to assess a child under Part B of the Act— (i) Are selected and administered so as not to be discriminatory on a racial or cultural basis. unless it is clearly not feasible to do so. Each public agency shall conduct a full and individual initial evaluation. in accordance with §§300. manual. or speaking skills (unless those skills are the factors that the test purports to measure). and (2) The content of the child’s IEP. including information provided by the parent. (Authority: 20 U. (2) If an assessment is not conducted under standard conditions.7.. rather than reflecting the child's impaired sensory. a description of the extent to which it varied from standard conditions (e.C. 300.533. and (ii) Are administered by trained and knowledgeable personnel in accordance with any instructions provided by the producer of the tests. rather than measuring the child's English language skills. before the initial provision of special education and related services to a child with a disability under Part B of the Act.S.532 and 300.

communicative status. in the general curriculum. whether the child continues to have such a disability.533 Determination of needed evaluation data. and (ii) Of the right of the parents to request an assessment to determine whether. The public agency shall administer tests and other evaluation materials as may be needed to produce the data identified under paragraph (a) of this section.REV. the evaluation is sufficiently comprehensive to identify all of the child's special education and related services needs. The group described in paragraph (a) of this section may conduct its review without a meeting. a group that includes the individuals described in §300. (Authority: 20 U. including.536.S. vision. or. as appropriate. (d) Requirements if additional data are not needed. if any. whether the child continues to need special education and related services. in addition to physical or developmental factors. identify what additional data. (Authority: 20 U. shall (1) Review existing evaluation data on the child.7.344. and other qualified professionals.C. academic performance.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. 1414(b)(2) and (3)) Sec. and (iii) Observations by teachers and related services providers. the child continues to be a child with a disability. and motor abilities. (2) The public agency is not required to conduct the assessment described in paragraph (d)(1)(ii) of this section unless requested to do so by the child's parents.doc Page 40 . and input from the child's parents. 1412(a)(6)(B). as described in §300. including— (i) Evaluations and information provided by the parents of the child.S.C. for purposes of services under this part. (ii) The present levels of performance and educational needs of the child. (b) Conduct of review.(g) The child is assessed in all areas related to the suspected disability. (2) and (4)) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. are needed to determine (i) Whether the child has a particular category of disability. (ii) Current classroom-based assessments and observations. general intelligence.531-300. (iii) Whether the child needs special education and related services. 1414(c)(1). social and emotional status. health. if appropriate. as appropriate. (c) Need for additional data. and (2) On the basis of that review. (i) The public agency uses technically sound instruments that may assess the relative contribution of cognitive and behavioral factors. the public agency shall notify the child's parents— (i) Of that determination and the reasons for it. (a) Review of existing evaluation data. (j) The public agency uses assessment tools and strategies that provide relevant information that directly assists persons in determining the educational needs of the child. and (iv) Whether any additions or modifications to the special education and related services are needed to enable the child to meet the measurable annual goals set out in the IEP of the child and to participate. (1) If the determination under paragraph (a) of this section is that no additional data are needed to determine whether the child continues to be a child with a disability. 300. in case of a reevaluation of a child. or in the case of a reevaluation of a child. hearing. (h) In evaluating each child with a disability under §§300. whether or not commonly linked to the disability category in which the child has been classified. As part of an initial evaluation (if appropriate) and as part of any reevaluation under Part B of the Act.

300. and (2) The public agency must provide a copy of the evaluation report and the documentation of determination of eligibility to the parent. 1414(b)(4) and (5). (Authority: 20 U.7(a). (c) (1) A public agency must evaluate a child with a disability in accordance with §§300. (a) Upon completing the administration of tests and other evaluation materials (1) A group of qualified professionals and the parent of the child must determine whether the child is a child with a disability.REV.Sec. (b) A child may not be determined to be eligible under this part if— (1) The determinant factor for that eligibility determination is— (i) Lack of instruction in reading or math. (c)(5)) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. (2) The evaluation described in paragraph (c)(1) of this section is not required before the termination of a student's eligibility under Part B of the Act due to graduation with a regular high school diploma.doc Page 41 .S.532 and 300.C. or (ii) Limited English proficiency . or exceeding the age eligibility for FAPE under State law. as defined in §300.7.534 Determination of eligibility. and (2) The child does not otherwise meet the eligibility criteria under §300.533 before determining that the child is no longer a child with a disability.

7-14-88. A by R085-99.532.R. Any test or other device for assessment used pursuant to NAC 388. the public agency may attempt to remediate such a difficulty through a prior intervention. eff. During the period in which a prior intervention is being provided. completing and evaluating the intervention.440. 3.440. of Education by R085-99. determination of need for additional data.F. inclusive. the public agency shall not refuse to conduct the initial evaluation or delay the initial evaluation until the prior intervention is completed. 11-23-93) NAC 388. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. a parent of the pupil may ask for an initial evaluation of the pupil if the parent suspects that the pupil has a disability and may qualify for special services and programs of instruction pursuant to NAC 388. or if the public agency determines that the prior intervention requires continued and substantial effort and may require the provision of special education and related services to be effective. (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education. must: 1. it may refuse to conduct an evaluation.440. inclusive. including. eff. Informed parental consent in accordance with subsection 1 of NAC 388.440. (NRS 385. (NRS 385. 2-16-2000) NAC 388. must comply with the procedures set forth in 34 C.336 Review of evaluation data. 388.330 to 388. Be trained in the area of assessment in question. inclusive. without limitation: (a) Evaluations and information provided by the parents of the pupil. 388. eff. 2.330 to 388.281.330 to 388. If the public agency determines that the educational difficulty or behavior of the pupil is resistant to the prior intervention.520) Any person responsible for administering or interpreting an assessment pursuant to NAC 388. 2-16-2000) NAC 388. 7-14-88.REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. inclusive. and the parent may request mediation pursuant to NAC 388.080. If the public agency disagrees with the parent and does not suspect the pupil has a disability.325 Prior intervention.080. and 2. Possess a license or certificate in the area of the person’s professional discipline. If a pupil is experiencing an educational or behavioral difficulty but is not suspected of having a disability by the public agency. and as part of any reevaluation.520) 1.300 to resolve the dispute.080. the public agency shall conduct an initial evaluation of the pupil to determine whether the pupil is eligible for special education. If the public agency suspects the pupil has a disability.300. § 300.335 Tests and devices for assessment. and (c) Based in part on the results of the prior intervention. Conduct a review of data from existing evaluations. The public agency shall provide to the parent written notice of this refusal in accordance with NAC 388. determine whether the pupil is suspected of having a disability and should be evaluated in accordance with NAC 388. a group that includes the committee that developed or will develop the pupil’s individualized educational program pursuant to NAC 388. the process for monitoring progress and the methods for evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention. (b) Specify reasonable timelines for initiating. 4. A 9-13-91. (NRS 385.330 to 388.doc Page 42 .330 Credentials required to administer or interpret assessment. 388. (Added to NAC by Bd. The public agency shall: (a) Determine the type of intervention to be attempted. the members of the eligibility team and any other qualified professionals appointed shall: 1.520) As part of an initial evaluation if data is available.305 or a hearing pursuant to NAC 388. (Added to NAC by Bd.Appendix I: Determination of Eligibility for Placement of Pupils With Disabilities and Gifted and Talented Pupils and the Nevada Administrative Code NAC 388.300 must be obtained before the public agency may conduct such an evaluation. of Education.

in the general curriculum. The interpretation of data obtained from an assessment and any decision concerning the placement of a pupil must be: (a) Made in light of the physical condition. (NRS 385. or in the case of a reevaluation of a pupil. (b) The present levels of performance and educational needs of the pupil.doc Page 43 . whether the pupil continues to need special education and related services.440. and (b) Based upon information from a variety of sources. a pupil may not be determined to be a pupil with disability if the controlling factor for such a determination is the pupil’s lack of instruction in reading or math or limited proficiency in English. it shall conduct the initial evaluation within: (a) Forty-five school days after the parent. classes.(b) Current classroom-based assessments and observations.REV. the superintendent may extend the deadline for conducting initial evaluations for not more than 15 school days.330 to 388. eff.310 ordering the parent to allow. of Education. other instructional activities or testing during the required minimum daily period for each grade or department. such as the pupil.080. 3. before determining that the pupil is no longer a pupil with a disability. and (c) Observations by teachers and related service providers. inclusive. A by R085-99. or adult pupil to submit to an evaluation.440.440. For the purposes of this section. Upon the request of a public agency. provides informed written consent. of Education by R085-99. and social or cultural background of the pupil. whether the pupil continues to have such a disability. 11-23-93. 3. The public agency shall provide a copy of the report and any other documentation relating to the determination of the pupil’s eligibility pursuant to this section to the parents of the pupil. 4. 2. or. (Added to NAC by Bd. that is required to determine: (a) Whether the pupil has a particular category of disability. adaptive skills. “school day” means any day in which pupils enrolled in a school are scheduled to be engaged in registration. (b) Forty-five school days after the date of the decision of a hearing officer pursuant to NAC 388. (c) Whether the pupil needs special education and related services.440. Based upon the review and input from the pupil’s parents. inclusive.080.337 Deadlines for conducting initial evaluations. In making a determination of the eligibility of the pupil for special services and programs of instruction pursuant to NAC 388. Except as otherwise provided by subsection 2.520) 1. The public agency must evaluate a pupil with a disability pursuant to NAC 388. inclusive. 2-16-2000) NAC 388. or (c) At any other time agreed upon in writing by the parent or adult pupil and the public agency. Any decision of the eligibility team concerning the eligibility of a pupil for special services and programs of instruction pursuant to NAC 388.330 to 388. in case of a reevaluation of a pupil. and 2. the pupil’s family.330 to 388. and (d) Whether any additions or modifications to the special education and related services are needed to enable the pupil to meet the measurable annual goals set out in the individualized educational program of the pupil and to participate. (Added to NAC by Bd.520) 1.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. to be kept in the records of the pupil maintained by the public agency. if any. The group may conduct its review without a meeting. No single test or other device for assessment may be used as the sole or controlling criterion for the placement of a pupil pursuant to NAC 388.330 to 388. 2-16-2000) NAC 388. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.330 to 388. 2. eff. when a public agency determines that good cause exists to evaluate a pupil pursuant to NAC 388. 388. must be justified in a written report. the pupil’s teacher or a test of aptitude or achievement. identify the additional data.440. as appropriate.340 Decisions concerning placement or eligibility. inclusive. 388. or pupil if the pupil is an adult. (NRS 385. inclusive.

(Added to NAC by Bd. (g) Health and safety.REV. if the social and emotional condition of a pupil with a disability is assessed. (Added to NAC by Bd. the procedure must be justified.080. 388. of Education. 2-16-2000) NAC 388.345 Assessment of cognitive abilities. If a score other than the total score of the pupil on such a test is used to assess the pupil’s cognitive abilities. eff.520) 1.420 and may be prepared in any other case. (b) Self-care. any such interpretation may be made by a licensed school psychologist or a licensed or certified psychologist with documented training in the assessment of preschool pupils with disabilities. 388. 5-29-98. eff. of Education. R085-99. 7-14-88.doc Page 44 . of Education. R085-99. 2-16-2000) NAC 388. The assessment must include an assessment of any six or more of the following: (a) Communication. Any interpretation of an assessment of adaptive skills must be made by a person qualified to assess adaptive skills through the use of an adaptive behavior scale. 7-14-88. R085-99. standardized test of cognitive ability must be used in assessing the cognitive abilities of a pupil with a disability. eff. the assessment may include: (a) Observation of the pupil. A 11-23-93. (c) Projective testing of the social and emotional condition of the pupil. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection.5. A pupil may not be identified as a pupil with serious emotional disturbance unless a variety of these techniques is used to assess the social and emotional condition of the pupil.080. 2. (b) An interview of the pupil or of any person having personal knowledge of the pupil.350 Assessment of social and emotional condition. 7-14-88. (e) Community use. 7-14-88. (2) An adaptive behavior scale. (NRS 385. and (3) A self-report inventory. (h) Functional academics. a minority report must be prepared if required by paragraph (h) of subsection 6 of NAC 388. and (d) The use of: (1) A behavior rating scale. If the adaptive skills of a pupil with a disability are assessed. 2. (c) Home living. R039-98. eff. 388. A 11-23-93.360 Assessment of adaptive skills. A 11-23-93. (f ) Self-direction. R085-99. (Added to NAC by Bd. A 11-23-93. Any interpretation of an assessment of social and emotional condition must be made by a psychologist or another certified or licensed mental health professional.080. (Added to NAC by Bd.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.520) 1. on the basis of professionally recognized criteria. If the members of the eligibility team disagree about the determination of eligibility. 2. any interpretation of an assessment of cognitive abilities must be made by a licensed school psychologist or licensed or certified psychologist. (NRS 385. and (i) Leisure and work. (NRS 385. (d) Social skills. In the case of a pupil under the age of 6 years. 2-16-2000) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.520) 1. the person conducting the assessment must use a validated adaptive behavior scale. 2-16-2000) NAC 388. of Education. in the records of the pupil maintained by the public agency. An individually administered. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection.

The notification must be given in the primary language of the parents or legal guardian of the pupil. read and write English must be administered by a person who is proficient in the language in which the examination is given and who has successfully completed training in the administration and scoring of the examination required for the reassessment. (NRS 385. read and write English is assessed by his teacher and the teacher documents his rationale for recommending the pupil for courses of study which are taught only in English without further instruction in the English language. standards.640 Programs of instruction: Availability.645. in the primary language of the parents or legal guardian. 388. A reassessment of a pupil’s proficiency to comprehend.405) 1. a school district may. 3. but shall. 388. (Added to NAC by Bd. A bilingual program of instruction or a program of instruction that teaches English as a second language must: (a) Be based on a sound educational theory for acquiring English. (NRS 385. and (c) Produce results which indicate that the pupils in the program are acquiring English. and (c) The school district administers to the pupil an examination selected by the district from a list of examinations approved by the department to assess the pupil’s proficiency to comprehend. The school district shall notify the parents or legal guardian of such a pupil of the eligibility of the pupil to participate in such a program of instruction. that the pupil is being considered for reclassification. at any time.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. reading and writing English. read and write English and the pupil obtains a score on the examination that is equal to or greater than a score for a person who is fluent in speaking. A school district shall reassess a pupil who is classified as an English language learner pursuant to NAC 388. and (3) Allowed to participate in the determination of whether the pupil should be reclassified. eff. of Education by R063-97.080.405) 1. A school district shall make available to each pupil classified as an English language learner pursuant to NAC 388. limitations on reclassification. 12-10-97) NAC 388.080. (Added to NAC by Bd. consent for participation. Such a pupil may not be reclassified pursuant to this section. A pupil may be reclassified pursuant to this section only if: (a) The pupil’s academic performance and his proficiency to comprehend. (b) The parents or legal guardian of the pupil is: (1) Notified. speak. as established by the publisher of the examination. 3. eff.NAC 388.650 Periodic reassessment of pupils with disabilities. of Education by R063-97. A school district is not required to administer to a pupil who is exempt from the provisions of NAC 389.REV. The reassessment must be C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. 12-10-97) NAC 388. speak.625 a bilingual program of instruction or a program of instruction that teaches English as a second language. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3. 4.405) 1.625 to determine whether the pupil’s proficiency in English is fluent and he is able to succeed in courses of study that are taught only in English. (b) Use procedures and allocate resources that are reasonably calculated to carry out that educational theory in an effective manner. 2.doc Page 45 . (2) Given an opportunity to review the data relating to the performance of the pupil.063 an examination to assess the pupil’s proficiency to read and write English.645 Periodic reassessment of pupils. at least every 2 years. notice of eligibility. 388. reassess a pupil who is classified as an English language learner pursuant to NAC 388.625 and who is receiving special services and programs of instruction for pupils with disabilities in the manner required by NAC 388. The pupil may not participate in such a program of instruction without the consent of his parents or legal guardian. (NRS 385. speak. 2.080.

625 to 388. read and write English.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.655 Waiver from certain provisions. (Added to NAC by Bd. 2.REV. 3.281 determines that the procedures for the reassessment are inappropriate because of the nature of the pupil’s disability. (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R063-97.650. inclusive. The person administering the reassessment shall cooperate with the committee to determine whether the pupil will be reclassified. eff. to the department for a waiver from the provisions of NAC 388. in writing. If the committee that develops the individualized educational program for the pupil pursuant to NAC 388. the district shall use alternative procedures for reassessing the proficiency of the pupil to comprehend.doc Page 46 . of Education by R063-97.conducted in conjunction with a review of the individualized educational program of the pupil conducted pursuant to NAC 388.281.080. 12-10-97) C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. 388. the department may grant a waiver from any of those provisions. speak. 12-10-97) NAC 388. (NRS 385. eff.405) A school district may apply. Upon a showing of good cause and circumstances that are unique to the district.

Appendix J: Current List of Bilingual and Dual Language Schools Bilingual Elementary Schools Bell ES (SW) Cortez ES (NE) Craig ES (NE) Herron ES (NE) Martinez ES (NE) Bilingual Elementary Schools (Edison) Cahlan ES (NE) Lincoln ES (NE) Dual Language Schools Harmon ES (SE) McDoniel ES (SE) Walker ES (SE) Wengert ES (E) * All other schools not listed deliver content-based ESL instruction C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.doc Page 47 .REV.

doc Page 48 .000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.REV.Appendix K: Initial Testing Sheet C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.

REV. Name: Telephone Number: Student ID# Student Name OFFICIAL USE ONLY Grade Level Birthdate Title: Itinerant Specialist School # School Name Home Language First Date Student Attended School in the U. Your child’s program is not the district’s only English language development program. Although you may request to have your child exit the program at any time. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. The method of instruction used in your child’s English language development program will be: ___________________________________________________________________ OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED IN THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Transitional Bilingual (Bilingual Schools – Grades K–2): Instruction provided in both English and Spanish Transitional Bilingual (Bilingual Schools – Grades 3–5): Instruction provided mostly or all in English adapted to student’s level Content-based English Language Learner (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL)(All non-Bilingual Schools – All Grades): Instruction is provided in English only and adapted to student’s level Dual Language (Dual Language Schools): Instruction provided in both English and Spanish. if available.doc Page 49 . Your child’s level of English proficiency was measured using the following test(s): Language Assessment Scales English Oral Score* Reading Score* Writing Score* Level of English Proficiency: * Students participated only in scores indicated for initial placement. students normally participate for a period of three to five years. or (c) assistance in selecting other district programs or instructional methods. Please contact the person below or if you would like to request: (a) immediate removal of your child from the English language development program. (b) options available for your child if you decline enrollment or would like another method of instruction. is attached.S.Appendix L: Parent Notification Letter – English Clark County School District Notification of English Language Development Program Placement Initial Placement Name of Student: _____________________________ School Location: _____________________________ Dear Parents: Date: ______________________ Based on your child’s English proficiency test scores and level of academic achievement. Additional information about your child’s program and other district language programs. if available. The goal of our English language development program is to help your child learn English so that he/she will be able to meet age appropriate academic standards for grade promotion and graduation. we are pleased to inform you that your child will receive instruction in our district’s English language development program.

los estudiantes normalmente participan durante un periodo de tres a cinco años.doc Page 50 . El nivel de dominio de conocimientos de inglés de su hijo/a fue evaluado utilizando el/los siguiente(s) test(s): Escalas de Evaluación del Idioma Inglés Puntuación Oral* Puntuación de Lectura* Puntuación de Escritura* Nivel de Dominio de Conocimientos de Inglés *Los estudiantes únicamente participaron en las puntuaciones indicadas para la ubicación inicial. si se encuentran disponibles. El objetivo de nuestro programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés como segunda lengua es ayudar a que su hijo/a aprenda ingles para que pueda alcanzar los estándares académicos apropiados para su edad para el ascenso a otros grados y graduación. se encontrará adjunta. Aunque puede solicitar en cualquier momento que su hijo salga del programa. Por favor contacte con la persona indicada en la parte inferior o con si le gustaría solicitar: (a) la salida inmediata de su hijo/a del programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés. Información adicional sobre el programa de su hijo/a y otros programas del distrito. Nombre: Número de Teléfono: Título: Especialista Itinerante C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. El programa de su hijo/a no es el único programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés en nuestro distrito. Dos Idiomas (Escuelas de Dos Idiomas): Instrucción proporcionada en inglés y español. El método de instrucción utilizado en el programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés de su hijo/a será: OTROS PROGRAMAS OFRECIDOS EN EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DEL CONDADO DE CLARK: Transición Bilingüe (Escuelas Bilingües – Grados K-2): Instrucción proporcionada en inglés y español Transición Bilingüe (Escuelas Bilingües – Grados 3-5): Instrucción proporcionada mayormente o por completo en inglés adaptado al nivel del estudiante Contenido-basado en el Aprendizaje del Idioma Inglés (ELL)/Inglés como Segunda Lengua (ESL)(Todas las escuelas no-Bilingües – Todos los grados): Instrucción proporcionada únicamente en inglés y adaptada al nivel del estudiante. o (c) ayuda en la selección de otros programas del distrito o métodos de instrucción.Appendix L: Parent Notification Letter – Spanish Distrito Escolar Del Condado de Clark Notificación de Ubicación Del Programa De Desarrollo Del Idioma Inglés Como Segunda Lengua Ubicación Inicial Nombre del Estudiante: Ubicación de la Escuela: Queridos Padres: Fecha: Basados en los resultados de dominio de conocimientos y nivel de logros académicos de inglés de su hijo/a. si está disponible.REV. nos agrada informarles que su hijo/a recibirá instrucción en el programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés de nuestro distrito. (b) las opciones disponibles para su hijo/a si usted rechaza la inscripción o le gustaría otro método de instrucción.

Please contact the person below if you would like to request: (a) immediate removal of your child from the English language development program.Computation Title: Principal Birthdate First Date Student Attended School in the U. The goal of our English language development program is to help your child learn English so that he/she will be able to meet age appropriate academic standards for grade promotion and graduation.Appendix L: Parent Notification Letter – Continuing Placement – English Clark County School District Notification of English Language Development Program Placement Continuing Placement Name of Student: _____________________________ School Location: _____________________________ Dear Parents: Based on your child’s English proficiency test scores and level of academic achievement.doc Page 51 . (b) options available for your child if you decline enrollment or would like another method of instruction. Although you may request to have your child exit the program at any time. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Your child’s level of English proficiency was measured using the following test(s): Language Assessment Scales English Oral Score* Reading Score* Writing Score* Date: ______________________ Level of English Proficiency: * Students participated only in scores indicated for initial placement.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. Your child’s level of academic achievement was measured using the following test(s): Iowa Test of Basic Skills Level of Academic Achievement: The method of instruction used in your child’s English language development program will be: _________________________________________________________________ OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED IN THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Transitional Bilingual (Bilingual Schools – Grades K–2): Instruction provided in both English and Spanish Transitional Bilingual (Bilingual Schools – Grades 3–5): Instruction provided mostly or all in English adapted to student’s level Content-based English Language Learner (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL)(All non-Bilingual Schools – All Grades): Instruction is provided in English only and adapted to student’s level Dual Language (Dual Language Schools . or (c) assistance in selecting other district programs or instructional methods. we are pleased to inform you that your child will receive instruction in our district’s English language development program.REV. Additional information about your child’s program and other district language programs. students normally participate for a period of three to five years. Name: Telephone Number: Student ID# School # Student Name School Name OFFICIAL USE ONLY Grade Level Home Language Reading Total Language Total Core Total . if available. if available.Grades K-2): Instruction provided in both English and Spanish.S. is attached. Your child’s program is not the district’s only English language development program.

se encontrará adjunta. los estudiantes normalmente participan durante un periodo de tres a cinco años. Aunque puede solicitar en cualquier momento que su hijo salga del programa.Appendix L: Parent Notification Letter – Continuing Placement – Spanish Distrito Escolar Del Condado de Clark Notificación de Ubicación Del Programa De Desarrollo Del Idioma Inglés Como Segunda Lengua Ubicación Continuada Nombre del Estudiante: Ubicación de la Escuela: Queridos Padres: Fecha: Basados en los resultados de dominio de conocimientos y nivel de logros académicos de inglés de su hijo/a. Por favor contacte con la persona indicada en la parte inferior si le gustaría solicitar: (a) la salida inmediata de su hijo/a del programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés.doc Page 52 . El objetivo de nuestro programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés como segunda lengua es ayudar a que su hijo/a aprenda ingles para que pueda alcanzar los estándares académicos apropiados para su edad para el ascenso a otros grados y graduación.REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. El nivel de los logros académicos de su hijo/a fue medido utilizando el/los siguiente(s) test(s): Test Iowa de conocimientos Básicos Nivel de Logros Académicos: El método de instrucción utilizado en el programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés de su hijo/a será: Total en Lectura Total en Lenguaje Resultado Total . Dos Idiomas (Escuelas de Dos Idiomas – K-2): Instrucción proporcionada en inglés y español.Cómputo OTROS PROGRAMAS OFRECIDOS EN EL DISTRITO ESCOLAR DEL CONDADO DE CLARK: Transición Bilingüe (Escuelas Bilingües – Grados K-2): Instrucción proporcionada en inglés y español Transición Bilingüe (Escuelas Bilingües – Grados 3-5): Instrucción proporcionada mayormente o por completo en inglés adaptado al nivel del estudiante Contenido-basado en el Aprendizaje del Idioma Inglés (ELL)/Inglés como Segunda Lengua (ESL)(Todas las escuelas no-Bilingües – Todos los grados): Instrucción proporcionada únicamente en inglés y adaptada al nivel del estudiante. o (c) ayuda en la selección de otros programas del distrito o métodos de instrucción. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. El programa de su hijo/a no es el único programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés en nuestro distrito. Información adicional sobre el programa de su hijo/a y otros programas del distrito. si se encuentran disponibles. El nivel de dominio de conocimientos de inglés de su hijo/a fue evaluado utilizando el/los siguiente(s) test(s): Escalas de Evaluación del Idioma Inglés Puntuación Oral* Puntuación de Lectura* Puntuación de Escritura* Nivel de Dominio de Conocimientos de Inglés *Los estudiantes únicamente participaron en las calificaciones indicadas para la ubicación inicial. nos agrada informarles que su hijo/a recibirá instrucción en el programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés de nuestro distrito. si está disponible. (b) las opciones disponibles para su hijo/a si usted rechaza la inscripción o le gustaría otro método de instrucción.

Reclassification is the result of language testing conducted by the English Language Learner Program. Your child’s level of academic achievement was measured using the following test(s): Iowa Test of Basic Skills Level of Academic Achievement: Reclassification is an indicator of significant academic English language progress. Your child’s level of English proficiency was measured using the following test(s): Language Assessment Scales English Oral Score* Reading Score* Writing Score* Level of English Proficiency: * Students participated only in scores indicated for initial placement.Reclassification and Monitoring Name of Student: _____________________________ School Location: _____________________________ Dear Parents: Date: ______________________ Based on your child’s English proficiency test scores and level of academic achievement.doc Page 53 . This means that his/her English speaking. If you have any questions or concerns about this process.Reclassification and Monitoring . A reclassified student is monitored for academic progress for two school years to ensure his/her success. reading.Computation Name: Telephone Number: Student ID# Student Name OFFICIAL USE ONLY Grade Level Birthdate Title: Principal School # School Name Home Language First Date Student Attended School in the U. we are pleased to inform you that your child has met reclassification criteria from our district’s English language development program. Reading Total Language Total Core Total .English Clark County School District Notification of English Language Development Program Placement Continuing Placement . You and your child are to be congratulated for this achievement.Appendix L: Parent Notification Letter . C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.S.REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. please contact your child’s school for further assistance. and writing skills are determined adequate for general education grade-level placement.

doc Page 54 . Esto significa que sus conocimientos de habla. El nivel de los logros académicos de su hijo/a fue medido utilizando el/los siguiente(s) test(s): Test Iowa de conocimientos Básicos Total en Lectura Total en Lenguaje Resultado Total Cómputo Nivel de Logros Académicos: La reclasificación es una indicación de un progreso académico significante del idioma inglés. por favor contacte con la escuela de su hijo para recibir más ayuda. C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. La reclasificación es el resultado de la evaluación de lenguaje conducida por el Programa de Aprendizaje del Idioma Inglés.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. El nivel de dominio de conocimientos de su hijo/a en inglés fue evaluado utilizando el/los siguiente(s) test(s): El nivel de dominio de conocimientos de inglés de su hijo/a fue evaluado utilizando el/los siguiente(s) test(s): Escalas de Evaluación del Idioma Inglés Puntuación Oral* Puntuación de Lectura* Puntuación de Escritura* Nivel de Dominio de Conocimientos de Inglés *Los estudiantes únicamente participaron en las calificaciones indicadas para la ubicación inicial. lectura y escritura de inglés son determinados adecuados para la ubicación en educación general del nivel de grado. Usted y su hijo/a deben ser felicitados por estos logros.Spanish Distrito Escolar Del Condado de Clark Notificación de Ubicación Del Programa De Desarrollo Del Idioma Inglés Como Segunda Lengua Ubicación Continuada – Reclasificación y Observación Nombre del Estudiante: Ubicación de la Escuela: Queridos Padres: Fecha: Basados en los resultados de dominio de conocimientos y nivel de logros académicos de inglés de su hijo/a.Appendix L: Parent Notification Letter . El estudiante reclasificado es observado sobre el progreso académico durante dos años escolares para asegurar su éxito. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o preocupación sobre este proceso.Reclassification and Monitoring .REV. nos agrada informarles que su hijo/a ha reunido el criterio de reclasificación del programa de desarrollo del idioma inglés de nuestro distrito.

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doc Page 56 . expand. and other realia Provide listening opportunities Create a classroom full of language Use mixed ability groups Use physical movement Use art. role-playing Have students describe personal experiences through language arts experiences/activities STAGE 1 Pre-Production Minimal comprehension with no verbal production STAGE 2 Early Production Limited comprehension with one/two word responses STAGE 3 Speech Emergent Good comprehension and makes simple sentences (with errors) • Identifies people. pictures. places and things • Understands the main idea of the message but may not understand each word • Repeats memorable/frequently used language • Lists and categorizes • Listens with greater understanding • Uses routing expressions independently • Mispronounces words (There is no need for correction unless the message is not understood.Appendix N: Stages of Language Acquisition Teacher instruction as it relates to the Five Stages of Language Acquisition of the English Language Learner Stages of Language Acquisition Student Characteristics • May appear confused and/or hesitant • Begins to understand the message but does not focus on the language form • Nods to answer questions • Acquires passive vocabulary (recognizes but cannot yet use certain words) • Points to objects or print • Draws cartoons and pictures • Can move to show understanding • Can match words or objects • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Teacher Strategies Focus on commands through Total Physical Response (TPR) – Teacher models and student follows instructions Use gestures and body language to act out what is being used Emphasize listening skills and not expect or force the student to speak until he/she is ready Use visuals. and music Ask yes/no.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. and build on student prior knowledge Use predictable and patterned books Introduce dialogue journals Provide rich contextual listening opportunities Ask open-ended questions (how and why) Introduce rudimentary reading and writing Encourage any attempt to speak Encourage the importance of not making fun or discouraging attempts at language Model.) • Describes events and people • Recalls facts • Improves pronunciation and intonation • Expands vocabulary using words that are heard often and understood • Shifts the emphasis from language reception to language production • Explains some academic concepts • Retells information from texts • Compares and contrasts • Summarizes • Participates in games • Initiates conversation • Defines new vocabulary C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. restate and enrich student language Use patterned and predictable books Support the use of content-area texts with retelling. who what and where questions Begin a sentence and have the student complete it with a word Introduce new vocabulary. but continue practicing previously learned vocabulary Implement shared reading with props.REV. mime.

STAGE 4 Intermediate Fluency Excellent comprehension with few grammatical errors STAGE 5 Advanced Fluency Near English native speech • Gives opinions • Uses longer sentences and elaborate speech patterns more often • Makes errors as attempts are made to use new vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures • Begins to think in the new language rather than translating from the native language (L1) into the new language (L2) • Justifies views of behaviors • Negotiates with others • Debates with others • Defends actions and opinions • Persuades • Expresses results of synthesis.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. scaffolding and cooperative learning techniques Relate abstract concepts to the concrete Utilize the Internet C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. and evaluation • Begins interacting extensively with native English speakers • Makes fewer grammatical errors • Has a high comprehension level but may not be advanced enough to understand all academic classroom language • Continues to learn new vocabulary • Produces written and oral language comparable to a native English speaker of the same chronological age • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Provide opportunities to use language in comfortable situations Engage students in activities which focus on speech production and not grammatical form or absolute correctness Provide the students opportunities to talk about themselves Structure group instruction Guide use of reference materials Provide more advanced literature Ask students to create narratives Introduce colloquialisms and idiomatic expressions Provide for a variety of realistic writing Publish student writings Employ thematic units and contentbased learning activities Implement research papers/activities Incorporate oral presentations/debate activities Continue the student’s development of language via the integration of language arts and content-area activities Begin grammar instruction Focus instruction on reading and writing skills Continue emphasis on vocabulary – extensive vocabulary development is still needed Use sheltered English. analysis.doc Page 57 .REV.

Appendix O: TESL Endorsement Requirements ENDORSEMENT TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE-TESL (Grade level appropriate to base license) 1. and Have 3 years of verified experience as a teacher NAC 391. 2. PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENT TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE-TESL 1. and have completed 12 semester hours of credit in the courses of study listed below: 1. Testing and evaluation of pupils studying English as a second language. or 4. 3.237 Effective 7-1-02 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. To receive an endorsement to teach English as a second language. a valid elementary. a person must have completed the all requirements for an endorsement to teach English as a second language and: a.REV. Hold a master’s degree.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. Theories for the acquisition of a second language. b. a person must have: a. Developing a curriculum for pupils studying English as a second language. secondary or special teaching license. b. To receive an endorsement as a professional teacher of English as a second language. Methods and materials for teaching English as a second language.doc Page 58 .

philosophy and theory. science and social studies in the native language. 5. Methods of teaching language arts or reading in the native language.242 Amended 9-6-96 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. Native language and culture. Development of curriculum. history. Methods of teaching math. To receive an endorsement to teach pupils in a program of bilingual education. 4. 6. Hold a bachelor’s degree with a major in bilingual education or an elementary.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. 2. a person must: A. or At least 12 semester hours of credit in a course of study which includes theories for the acquisition of a second language and at least 3 of the following other areas of study: 1. NAC 391. 3. B. C.Appendix P: Bilingual Endorsement Requirements SPECIAL ENDORSEMENT TO TEACH A PROGRAM OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION 1. Testing and evaluating pupils of a second language in English and the native language. secondary or special license.doc Page 59 . or Bilingual education. and Have completed a bilingual program of preparation for teaching pupils who are identified as having limited proficiency in English which has been approved by the State Board of Education for this purpose.REV. materials and teaching methods for bilingual education.

000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.REV.Appendix Q: Transitional Bilingual Education Charts Clark County School District Bilingual Education Model for Non-Proficient Students Allocated Minutes Third Full Half Third 2nd Day Day 1st Fourth K K First Second Semester Semester 1) DAILY ALLOCATIONS 100 min 50 min 100 min 70 min 40 min 20 min 120 min 100 min 70 min 40 min 50 min 25 min 25 min 40 min 50 min 100% Sheltered English Instruction Subject Fifth Language Arts and Reading English Language Development 100% Sheltered English Instruction Mathematics with English Language Development 35 min 20 min 50 min 10 min 60 min 35 min 20 min 10 min 35 min 20 min 100% Sheltered English Instruction 100% Sheltered English Instruction WEEKLY ALLOCATIONS Science and Health with English Language Development 50 min 80 min 55 min 30 min 80 min 10 min 100 min 55 min 20 min 50 min 15 min 35 min 30 min 60 min 40 min 20 min 60 min 40 min 20 min 10 min 20 min Native language instruction English language development 100% Sheltered English Instruction 100% Sheltered English Instruction Social Studies with English Language Development 10 min 70 min 100% Sheltered English Instruction 100% Sheltered English Instruction Revised: 06/04 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.doc Page 60 .

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I. STUDENT IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION: Student Name: Last Student Number School: Has student ever attended Special Education Classes? (circle) II.Appendix S: Referral for Reclassification/Reinstatement . M F Date of Referral: List specific circumstances which warrant the referral action (attain a continuation sheet if necessary): HIGHLIGHT THIS TEXT AND BEGIN TYPING CIRCUMSTANCES HERE Signature of Referral Licensed Personnel: Signature of English Language Learner Personnel: Signature of Site Administrator: Signature of Parent/Guardian: Original: Student Assessment Portfolio Copy: ELLP Copy: Parent/Guardian C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.REV.English Clark County School District English Language Learner Program Referral for Reclassification/Reinstatement Form I. REASONS FOR REFERRAL Reclassification: Reinstatement: Date of Birth First Sex (Circle) Grade: Yes No M.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.doc Page 62 .

doc .REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.Spanish Clark County School District Programa de Aprendizaje del Idioma Inglés Referencia para el impreso de Reclasificación/Reincorporación INFORMACIÓN SOBRE EL ESTUDIANTE: Nombre del Estudiante: Apellido Número del Estudiante Fecha de Nacimiento Fecha de Referencia: Nombre Sexo (circule uno) Inicial M F Escuela: Grado: Alguna vez asistió el estudiante a clases de Educación Especial ? (circule uno) Si No II.Appendix S: Referral for Reclassification/Reinstatement . MOTIVO DE LA REFERENCIA Reclasificación: Reincorporación Enumere circunstancias específicas que justifican la acción de la referencia (endorse una hoja adicional si es necesario): Firma del Licenciado en la Referencia: Firma del personal de aprendizaje del idioma inglés: Firma del administrador del lugar: Firma del padre/Tutor: Original: Student Assessment Portfolio Copy: ELLP Copy: Parent/Guardian Page 63 C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.

doc Page 64 .Appendix T: Update Testing Sheet C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.

4th or 8th Grade Writing Proficiency.Appendix U: Combined Data Sources Form ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER STUDENT RECLASSIFICATION USING COMBINED DATA SOURCES Student’s Name: School: Student Number: Date: Grade: We. NHSP) Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBAP)/Standards-Based Assessment (SBAP) Additional Data Sources (e. the undersigned.doc Page 65 . have reviewed a variety of data sources and have reached consensus that the student whose name appears above should be reclassified. Teacher/Parent Recommendations Committee Participants: Position Printed Name Principal or Designee English Language Learner Itinerant Specialist Classroom Teacher (Indicate Grade or Subject: English) Classroom Teacher (Indicate Grade or Subject:__________) Classroom Teacher (Indicate Grade or Subject:__________) Classroom Teacher (Indicate Grade or Subject:__________) Other (Indicate Position: ________________________) Signature C:\Documents and Settings\localuser. The data sources reviewed and the scores obtained by the student are indicated below.g.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.. Data Source Language Assessment Scales (LAS) Reading Score Language Score Math Score Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Nevada Proficiency Examination Program (CRT.REV. exited from ELL program participation. Grades in Core Academic Content Areas.

doc Page 66 . All academic grades are “C” or better. Areas of Concern: English Science Test Scores Concerns and interventions: Reading Social Studies Participation Writing Behavior Preparation Math Homework Other: ____________________ Recommendations for continued academic progress: Teacher’s Initials Date: ELLP Specialist Date: School Administrator Date: C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.REV.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.Appendix V: Monitoring Form for Reclassified Student .Elementary ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER PROGRAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MONITORING FORM FOR RECLASSIFIED STUDENTS Student Name: Student #: Grade: School: Program Model: Monitoring Year: CCSD Entry Date: Days Absent this Grading Period: Teacher: Student is performing at a satisfactory academic level in all curricular areas.

HOMEWORK Satisfactory Unsat TEST SCORES Satisfactory Unsat PARTICIPATION Satisfactory Unsat PREPARATION Satisfactory Unsat BEHAVIOR Satisfactory Unsat Academic Concerns: Action to be taken: Teacher Signature: ELL Specialist Signature School Administrator Signature Date: Date: Date: Distribution: Original – ELL Portfolio Copy – Counselor C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.doc Page 67 .REV. All academic grades are “C” or better.Appendix V: Monitoring Form for Reclassified Student .Secondary Secondary English Language Learner Monitoring Report CCSD Entry Date: SCHOOL: NAME: COURSE TITLE: PRESENT GRADE: CURRENT GRADING PERIOD: LOCATION# STUDENT #: TEACHER: ABSENCES: NHSP: R TARDIES W M Monitor Year GRADE: PERIOD: Student is performing at a satisfactory academic level in all curricular areas.

Appendix W: Pupil Release and Transfer Form .doc Page 68 .Elementary C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005.REV.

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ELL students are provided equal access/opportunity to participate in programs (i. and letter of reclassification and notification. monitoring form. or FEP according to their most recent English proficiency assessment.doc Page 70 . exit rates documentation of implementation of services. ELL students are exited from the program based on criteria from ELLP and the state of Nevada. letter of placement. LAS test protocols.. ELL students have received educational services that are comparable to those of non-ELL peers and are held to the same standards. LEP. Students who exit the ELL program have received remediation in language or academic deficiencies. Dual Language. success in mainstream class. Students who are identified as PA (Pending Assessment) are tested within 30 calendar days. initial intake/update sheet. Verbal communication is conducted in the parent’s native language. Students who exit the ELL program are monitored for 2 years to ensure success in the general education program. as necessary PROGRAM REVIEW/EVALUATION Individual student success data is maintained (language proficiency. ELL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM MODELS AND EFFECTIVE ELL PRACTICES Students are placed in an appropriate instructional program with one of the following models: Transitional Bilingual (K-3). Written documents given to parents are translated into their native language whenever possible or verbally explained to parents in their native language. Schools have provided appropriate textbooks.000\Desktop\Handbookdec9\ELLP_Handbook_2004_2005. AP). and supplemental resources recommended by ELLP and which are aligned with CCSD curricula.REV.). birth certificate. Staff members are encouraged to participate in training sessions and acquire TESL endorsement. staff participation in training. instructional materials. Test results are maintained in individual ELL assessment portfolio within the cumulative folder. Bilingual program teachers are appropriately certified by the state or through Alternative Route to Licensure with a bilingual endorsement. The Student Intervention/Multiple Disciplinary Team has considered student language proficiency prior to initiating intervention strategies or referral for special education evaluation. Revised 09/30/03 YES NO C:\Documents and Settings\localuser.). Staff members who administer the LAS have been appropriately trained. etc. Program evaluation data is maintained (evidence of needs assessment. parent and student satisfaction with services. ELL student exit portfolios are reviewed and should contain: CCF-705.Appendix X: ELL Compliance Checklist IDENTIFICATION.e. Parents who do not want their child to receive services have signed a waiver after consultation with ELL Itinerant Specialist or Coordinator and site administrator. GATE. The students have demonstrated competencies in core curricular areas and achievement comparable to that of their peers. REASSESSMENT/RECLASSIFICATION/MONITORING ELL students are tested annually to determine their level of English proficiency. ASSESSMENT. success in program. Students are appropriately identified as NEP. AND PLACEMENT OF STUDENTS CCF-705 Home Language Survey (3 questions) is completed for each student who registers. Content-Based ESL or the Intensive English program. ELL students currently participating in special education programs have documentation in their records that ELL status was not a factor in the initial referral..

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