Jan 15, 2016
Horatio School District Federal
2013-14 Annual Report to the PublicMonday, October 7, 2013
ACSIP plans have been developed and reviewed by ACSIP leadership and peer review teams and are awaiting approval from the state department. The plans include research-based priorities, interventions, and actions to promote school improvement and student achievement.
Title I Program2013-14 Allotment: $242,818.46
Title I is a federally-funded program designed to provide additional assistance for those students who are having difficulty keeping up with their peers due to, among other things, a low-income household. Horatio High School and Elementary School both operate under SCHOOLWIDE status, meaning that Title I funds may be used to benefit all students on those campuses.
Title I Staff
• Misty Ward, Federal Programs Coordinator/High School Teacher
• Shelly Crenshaw, Instructional Facilitator
• Tonya McKinley, Paraprofessional
• Rosie Dowdle, Paraprofessional
• Barbara Pulliam, Paraprofessional
• Leslie Ray, Paraprofessional
Other Title I Programs
• Professional Development
• Parent Center Materials and Supplies
*We will be conducting a parent survey asking for suggestions and ideas for the Parent Center.
Title II-A Program2013-14 Allotment: $35,938.27
This federal grant is designed to improve teacher quality through a variety of efforts, among them
the reduction of the student-teacher ratio. Title II-A funding will be used this year to pay the salary
and benefits of one fourth grade teacher to reduce the class sizes in that grade.
Without CSR= 28.5/classWith CSR= 19/class (avg)
Title VI State2013-14 Allotment: $15,366.20
These funds are designated for rural districts and are typically used in our district to assist in our
efforts to meet the goals stated in our technology plan. This year our Title VI funds will allow us to provide additional instructional technology in our
National School Lunch Act
2013-14 Allotment: $451,692.52
NSLA funds allow our district to provide many valuable services for our students, among them
materials, supplies, tutoring programs, and professional development. A major benefit
available through NSLA funding is the opportunity to provide human resources through the following
Tammy McAlister, Instructional FacilitatorKendra VanWinkle, PreSchool Teacher
Curtis Black, (.50 FTE) English as a Second Language
Regina Royal, (.75 FTE) Paraprofessional Vicki DeVore, (.31 FTE) ALE Teacher
Ginger Young, (.71 FTE) CouselorSharon Johnson, Paraprofessional
Karen Cunningham, Nurse
Other NSLA Programs• Manipulatives
• Test Prep
• Classroom Libraries
• Magazine Subscriptions
• Target Testing
• Career Coach
• Technology Aide
• Alert Now
Professional Development2013-14 Allotment: $37,392
Professional development funds are used to pay for registration fees, lodging, travel, meals, and materials in order for teachers to attend local, state, and national conferences that are aligned with actions in the district and school ACSIP plans.
Alternative Learning Environment2013-14 Allotment: $40,596
Salary and Benefits for Vickie DeVore
English Language Learners
2013-14 Allotment- $30,927
ELL funds have been designated to hire Curtis Black as ELL Coordinator (.50 FTE). Funds will also be used to provide professional development to content teachers in an effort to improve instruction for English Language Learners in order to increase academic performance in literacy, math, and other content areas. Translation services will also be provided in order to improve communication between parents of ELL students and the school.
Title III2013-14 Allotment: $11,830
Title III was designed to benefit Limited English Proficient students. Funding is based on the results of the Home Language Survey. Funds will be used to provide technology and other materials and supplies for LEP students and the ESL program.
AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
ESL - English as a Second Language “The Program”
ELL - English Language Learner “The Student”
LEP - Limited English Proficient “Status”
ESL PROGRAM GOALSThe goal of our ESL program is to ...
• increase literacy and math achievement for English Language Learners.
• help ELLs to be successful in all areas of school and life.
• ultimately, test out of the ESL program.
English Language Learners
We have 134134 students in our ESL program.
Breakdown by classes
• Kindergarten: 1313
• 1st Grade: 1717
• 2nd Grade: 1717
3rd Grade: 99
• 4th grade: 1212
• 5th grade: 1616
• 6th grade: 99
4th through 6th grade
• 7th grade: 66
• 8th grade: 1414
• 9th grade: 66
• 10th grade: 88
• 11th grade: 33
• 12th grade: 44
7th through 12th grade
Step # 1
Every student that enrolls in Horatio School District is required to complete a
How does a student enter the program?
Sample Home Language Survey
If another language besides English is listed on the Home Language Survey...
Step # 2
Student must be assessed with LAS Links.
LAS Links - is an English Proficiency Test
After assessing with LAS Links...
• If a student’s score indicates that (s)he is not proficient in the English language, (s)he enters our ESL program.
• A letter of notification is sent to the parents.
• Parents have the right to deny ESL services. However, the student is still labeled LEP (Limited English Proficient) and is in the program but will not receive any assistance.
Once in the ESL program...
• Students are served based on their individual needs.
• Students receive small group or individual supplemental instruction from either myself or Ms. Tonya McKinley.
• Students may be seen every day, 2 to 3 days a week, or simply monitored. This is based on the student’s needs, classroom performance, and standardized test scores.
ELL’s are assessed each April by taking
E.L.D.A. English Language Development
How does a student exit the program?
A student must...* Score 5’s on each section of
the ELDA (Scale Range 1 - 5),
* Score Proficient or Advanced on the Benchmark, and * Have a “C” average in all core classes.Finally, I will meet with a committee consisting of a classroom teacher, literacy coach, principal, and counselor to discuss exiting the student.
• Constant communication with classroom teacher.
• Progress reports are reviewed for each student.
• Reports cards are reviewed for each student.
• ELDA scores and standardized test scores are used to examine progress from year to year.
Program EvaluationResults of 2013 Benchmark exams for ELL
• We did not meet goals for Elementary Math.
• We met or exceeded goals in the following:
• Elementary Literacy
• High School Literacy
• High School Math
• At the end of each year, I ask every teacher to participate in an anonymous evaluation of the ESL program.
• Teachers are encouraged to give me feedback on the program.
• The purpose of the evaluation is to address concerns in order to better serve students.
Parental Involvement• Last Spring, I taught an adult ESL class at our high
school in partnership with UA Cossatot’s Adult Education Department. I had 18 adults enrolled in the class.
• This year, we have contacted those parents and invited them to continue their learning by attending classes on the campus of UA Cossatot.
• There are several reasons for this. First, classes are offered at several different times each week. This allows parents to choose the class time that fits their schedule.
• Second, they can prepare for the GED exam.
• To stay connected, I volunteer every Thursday from 6 - 8.
Special Thanks• To the classroom teachers for their hard
• To the administration for their support
• To the parents for their cooperation
• To Tammy McAlister, Shelley Crenshaw, Misty Ward, Misty Gentry, Tammie Dobbins, Ginger Young, and Tonya McKinley
• To Sandra Martinez for her help with translating at the elementary during parent teacher conferences.
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