ESOL Consent Decreegroup 5<br />Kaley Craig, Nicole Irizarry, Melanie Ortiz, Fantasy Thomas, Melaya Becerra, Kimberly Duqu...
Abbreviations to know<br />ESOL- English for Speakers of Other Languages<br />ELL- English Language Learners <br />LEP- Li...
The ESOL Consent Decree was signed on August 14, 1990 as a settlement agreement ending the court case League of United Lat...
The Consent Decree is Florida’s framework for compliance with the following federal and state laws and jurisprudence regar...
The Consent Decree addresses the civil rights of ELL students and focus’s on six main issues:<br />1) Identification and A...
Identification and Assessment All students with limited English proficiency must be properly identified and assessed to en...
Classification and Reclassification- Students classified as LEP continue to receive appropriate instruction until such tim...
Equal access to appropriate programming <br />District LEP Plan- School districts are required to submit a multi-year LEP ...
Equal access is required for LEP students, as well as understandable instruction in a manner appropriate to the students' ...
Equal access for immigrant students- Free, equal, and unhindered access to appropriate schooling is required for all immig...
Section IV: Personnel<br />This section details the certificate coverage and in service training teachers must have in ord...
Section V: Monitoring Issues<br />The Florida Department of Education is  in charge  of monitoring local school districts ...
Section VI- Outcome measures<br />The Florida Department of Education is required to develop an evaluation system to addre...
The END<br />
Sources: <br />http://www.fldoe.org/aala/cdpage2.asp<br />http://www.fldoe.org<br />http://www.fldoe.org/aala/lulac.asp<br...
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  1. 1. ESOL Consent Decreegroup 5<br />Kaley Craig, Nicole Irizarry, Melanie Ortiz, Fantasy Thomas, Melaya Becerra, Kimberly Duque<br />
  2. 2. Abbreviations to know<br />ESOL- English for Speakers of Other Languages<br />ELL- English Language Learners <br />LEP- Limited English Proficiency <br />
  3. 3. The ESOL Consent Decree was signed on August 14, 1990 as a settlement agreement ending the court case League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) VS. Florida Department of Education. The case was related to a federal lawsuit that had been filed in the Southern District of Florida claiming that the state had not complied with laws that ensure school districts provide equal and comprehensible instruction to LEP students.<br />
  4. 4. The Consent Decree is Florida’s framework for compliance with the following federal and state laws and jurisprudence regarding the education of ELL students… <br />Title VI and VII Civil Rights Act of 1964<br />Office of Civil Rights Memorandum (Standards for Title VI Compliance) of May 25, 1970<br />Requirements based on the Supreme Court decision in Lau v. Nichols, 1974<br />Equal Education Opportunities Act of 1974<br />Requirements of the Vocational Education Guidelines, 1979<br />Requirements based on the Fifth Circuit court decision in Castañeda v. Pickard, 1981<br />Requirements based on the Supreme Court decision in Plyler v. Doe, 1982<br />Americans with Disabilities Act (PL 94-142)<br />Florida Education Equity Act, 1984<br />Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973<br />
  5. 5. The Consent Decree addresses the civil rights of ELL students and focus’s on six main issues:<br />1) Identification and Assessment<br />2) Equal Assess to appropriate programming<br />3) Equal access to appropriate categorical and other programming for LEP students<br />4) personnel <br />5) Monitoring <br />6) Outcome measure<br />
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  7. 7. Identification and Assessment All students with limited English proficiency must be properly identified and assessed to ensure they receive appropriate services<br />LEP student plan- a written document which identifies student name, instruction by program, including programs other than ESOL, amount of instructional time or schedule, date of LEP identification, and assessment data used to classify or reclassify as LEP, etc<br />English Language Assessment- Language assessment is required in the areas of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing<br />There are six requirements:<br />Home language survey- answers the following questions: is a language other than English used in the home? Does the student have a first language other than English? Does the student speak most frequently a language other than English? <br />LEP committee- a team comprised of ESOL teachers, home language teacher (if any), administrator, parent(s), guidance councilor, social worker, school psychologist, or other educators. This team is responsible for determining the eligibility of a student for an ESOL program. <br />
  8. 8. Classification and Reclassification- Students classified as LEP continue to receive appropriate instruction until such time as the student is reclassified as English proficient, or otherwise exited from the ESOL program by the LEP committee.<br />Post-Reclassification monitoring- The performance of students who have been exited from the ESOL program must be reviewed to identify any patterns of continuing under performance on appropriate test and/or grades<br />
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  10. 10. Equal access to appropriate programming <br />District LEP Plan- School districts are required to submit a multi-year LEP plan, to be updated and resubmitted every three years<br />Basic ESOL Instruction- ESOL includes instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English in an instructional program appropriate to the proficiency level and academic potential of the students<br />Home Language Instructional Strategies in Basic Subject Areas- Districts are required to provide appropriate home language instruction or ESOL content instruction in science, social studies, mathematics, and computer literacy.<br />Identification of Interim Staffing, and In-service Measures- if a district does not have the appropriately trained personnel to deliver basic ESOL instruction is must be documented in the District LEP plan; as well as, the steps being taken to accommodate those students.<br />Parental Involvement- is required by formation of parent groups consisting of a majority of parents of LEP students. <br />
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  12. 12. Equal access is required for LEP students, as well as understandable instruction in a manner appropriate to the students' level of English proficiency<br />Compensatory education- Equal access is required for LEP students, as well as understandable instruction in a manner appropriate to the students' level of English proficiency. Requirements under this section include both Chapter 1 basic and/or migrant education, as well as compensatory programming.<br />. Exceptional student education- Requirements under this section apply both to handicapped and gifted students, and repeat equal access requirements previously given for regular education of LEP students<br />Dropout prevention- Three requirements are given for dropout prevention programs and services: (a)equal access for LEP students, (b) annual report of the number of students served by dropout prevention programs by race, national origin, limited English proficiency, and type of service, and (c) LEP parent participation in the development of the district's comprehensive program plan for dropout prevention<br />Student services- Equal access to student services (e.g. counseling) is required for LEP students, pursuant to F.S. (Florida Statute) Section 230.2313.<br />Pre-kindergarten programs- Equal access to pre-kindergarten programs is required for LEP students, including programs such as Head Start, Migrant Pre-Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten Early Intervention, and related programs<br />
  13. 13. Equal access for immigrant students- Free, equal, and unhindered access to appropriate schooling is required for all immigrant students in compliance with a 1982 U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Plyler vs. Doe). <br />Chapter 1- Equal access is required for limited English proficient students who are within the targeted program, school, and/or area where the funds are expended<br />Pre-first grade classes. All pre-first grade classes must comply with applicable requirements of federal and state law<br />Home-school communications. All written and oral communications between school personnel and parents of current or former LEP are to be in the parents' primary language or other mode of <br /> Communication commonly used by the parents, unless clearly not feasible. <br />Discipline. No national origin minority or limited English proficient student will be subjected to any disciplinary action because of his/her use of a language other than English.<br />
  14. 14. Section IV: Personnel<br />This section details the certificate coverage and in service training teachers must have in order to be qualified to instruct ESOL students<br />There are requirements in six areas: 1. certification and in-service 2. certification required as appropriate coverage 3. exemptions 4. supply of personnel 5. in-service evaluation 6. Implementation <br />
  15. 15. Section V: Monitoring Issues<br />The Florida Department of Education is in charge of monitoring local school districts to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Consent Decree according to federal and state law and regulations is followed <br />
  16. 16. Section VI- Outcome measures<br />The Florida Department of Education is required to develop an evaluation system to address equal access and program effectiveness. The purpose of the evaluation system is to collect and analyze data regarding the progress of ELL students and include comparisons between the LEP population and the non-ELL population.<br />Evaluation should include: retention rates, graduation rates, dropout rates, grade point averages and state assessment scores<br />
  17. 17. The END<br />
  18. 18. Sources: <br />http://www.fldoe.org/aala/cdpage2.asp<br />http://www.fldoe.org<br />http://www.fldoe.org/aala/lulac.asp<br />http://www.fldoe.org/aala/<br />

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