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Group 2 - NCLB - A Resource Guide for the Elmwood Park Community

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    1. 1. No Child Left Behind A Resource Guide for our Community Presented by the Elmwood Park Public Library
    2. 2. What is No Child Left Behind (NCLB)? <ul><li>Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization </li></ul><ul><li>Key Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report Cards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplementary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Quality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Education Overview: http:// www.ed.gov/nclb/overview/intro/edpicks.jhtml?src = ln </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Does NCLB Mean for My Child? (Testing Provisions) <ul><li>In Illinois, the following tests are used to determine Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/default.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois State Achievement Test (ISAT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading, Math, Science and Writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/isat.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Illinois Measure of Annual Growth in English (IMAGE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifying English language learner or Limited English Proficient (LSP) Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://isbe.state.il.us/assessment/image.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More information about English Language Learners (Parent’s Guide): http://www.isbe.state.il.us/bilingual/htmls/ellparents.htm </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Tests, cont. <ul><li>Illinois Alternative Assessment (IAA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students with severe cognitive disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades 3, 5, 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading and Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/iaa.htm </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Subjects <ul><li>The ISBE Assessment page also provides links to tests by subject area: </li></ul><ul><li>(sample test books, scoring information, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/reading.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Math: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/math.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Science: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/science.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/writing.htm </li></ul>
    6. 6. Questions about the tests? <ul><li>2008 Illinois testing schedule: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/assessment/pdfs/Chart2008.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>General information about testing: </li></ul><ul><li>National Education Association: </li></ul><ul><li> http://www.nea.org/esea/eseatesting.html </li></ul><ul><li>Testing FAQ (U.S. Department of Education): http://www.ed.gov/nclb/accountability/ayp/testing:faq.html </li></ul><ul><li>A Guide to Standardized Testing (The Center for Public Education): </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/site/c.kjJXJ5MPIwE/b.1460713/apps/s/content.asp?ct=2040961 </li></ul>
    7. 7. AYP Explained <ul><li>How will I know whether my school is making progress? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois State Board of Education: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.isbe.net/ayp/default.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elmwood Report Card: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sd401.k12.il.us/rptcrds/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If my school is not making progress, what happens to the school? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Education Association – School Improvement: http://www.nea.org/esea/eseaschools.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What options do I have as a parent if the school is not making Annual Yearly Progress? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Education: http:// www.ed.gov/parents/schools/choice/choice.html </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Special Needs Students <ul><li>How does NCLB align with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources from the Illinois State Board of Education: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.isbe.net/nclb/pdfs/idea_alignment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.isbe.net/nclb/pdfs/nclb_idea.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Teacher Quality <ul><li>According to the NCLB Act, all public school teachers must be “highly qualified” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>full certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor's degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>demonstrated competence in subject knowledge and teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parent’s “right to know” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District must provide information on teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality FAQ: http://www.ed.gov/nclb/methods/teachers/teachers-faq.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Education Association – Teacher Quality: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nea.org/esea/eseateach.html </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>How are our schools funded? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elmwood Park School District’s total budget - $31,319,540 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>63% (over $19 million) comes from our property taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Title I funds received from the federal government - $246,895 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Less than 1% </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What exactly is Title I funding? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal support for high-poverty schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>19% of the students in our school district are considered economically disadvantaged, compared with 40% of all Illinois students </li></ul></ul></ul>Funding
    11. 11. <ul><li>How does funding affect my school? </li></ul><ul><li>Federal budget highlights for Illinois, 2008: </li></ul><ul><li>$966.5 million to help the state implement NCLB </li></ul><ul><li>$652.2 million in Title I funding </li></ul><ul><li>$498.1 million in Special Education grants </li></ul><ul><li>$13.4 million to help pay for testing </li></ul>Resources Federal Funding for Illinois fact sheet: http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/statefactsheets/index.html?src=az State Board of Education NCLB funding page: http:// www.isbe.state.il.us/nclb/htmls/funding.htm
    12. 12. Additional Resources <ul><li>Select resources are included on brochure, and all information will be </li></ul><ul><li>on our website: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.elmwoodparkpubliclibrary.org/index.htm/nclb </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Elmwood School District 401 Web site (includes link to Report Card): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sd401.k12.il.us/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>United States Department of Education – No Child Left Behind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.gov/nclb/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Illinois State Department of Education – No Child Left Behind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.isbe.state.il.us/nclb/default.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Education Association: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nea.org/esea/index.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Education World Q & A </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.education-world.com/a_issues/archives/NELB.shtml </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. We love questions! <ul><li>Elmwood Park Public Library Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(312) 121-1212 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online chat reference: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.elmwoodparkpubliclibrary.org/chat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THANK YOU!!!! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. CREDITS : LIS 744 – Group 2: Ana Diaz, Rachel Martin, Renee Roth, Laura Carroll, Andrew

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