2:24 PM 19 May 1999
|from:||Constance J. Bowers|
|to:||Barbara, Bethany, Elena Kagan, Leslie S., Tanya E. Martin, Wayne|
|cc:||Janet R. Forsgren, Wei-Min C.|
Please review ED's suggestion below on Title XI and give me your reaction as soon as possible, so that ED can finalize the bill today. Thanks. ---------------------- Forwarded by Constance J. Bowers/OMB/EOP on 05/19/99 02:21 PM --------------------------- "Orzechowski, Jennifer"
05/19/99 02:15:32 PM Record Type: Record To: Constance J. Bowers/OMB/EOP, Wei-Min C. Wang/OMB/EOP cc: "Kristy, Jack" , "Ramirez, Heidi" Subject: Change to title XI This is from Jack Kristy. Wei-Min, et, aI, After struggling with all of the issues and options raised, it seems that neither our current language nor Elena's testing language would clearly prohibit states from having separate (distinct form reading, math, etc.) English proficiency standards and using those standards to retain/promote LEP students. It seems our policy goal is to do that, except in making " graduation decisions (e.g. New York). In addition, we're very concerned about affecting the assessment language in a manner that would make it inconsistent with Title I. AS a result, one more try: this is essentially the language of the "special rule", but given less prominence in subsection (c) this time. As you can see, we have also added the Spanish-language language. xi.doc - xi.doc Unable to convert ARMS_EXT: [ATTACH.D86]ARMS284947157.136 to ASCII, The following is a HEX DUMP: DOCF11EOAIB11AEI000000000000000000000000000000003E00030OFEFF090006000000000000 0000000000010000002600000000000000001000002800000001000000FEFFFFFF000000002500 OOOOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF Hex-Dump Conversion U(D) are valid and reliable for the purposes for which they are used and must fairly and accurately measure what students have been taught; "tE) provide reasonable adaptations and accommodations for students with disabilities and students with limited English proficiency; "(F) provide that students with limited English proficiency are assessed, to the greatest extent practicable, in the language and form most likely to yield accurate and. reliable information about what those students know and can do; and "(G) provide that Spanish-speaking students with limited English proficiency are assessed using tests written in Spanish, if Spanish-language assessments are more likely than English-language tests to yield accurate and reliable information on what those students know and can do. U(c) PLAN CONTENT.-(l) A State shall include in its accountability plan under section 11208 a detailed description of- "(A) its policy under subsection (b), in accordance with paragraph (2); II (B) the strategies and steps (including Rex-Dump Conversion Recnrds M . . anagement System timelines and performance indicators) that the State will take to ensure that its policy is fully implemented no later than four years from the date of the approval of its accountability plan; and "(C) the steps that the State will take to ensure that the policy is disseminated to all local educational agencies and schools in the State and to the general public. 11(2) A State policy under subsection (a) shall provide that no student with limited English proficiency may be denied promotion under subsection (b) (1) (B) because of a lack of English proficiency, other than graduation from secondary school. "ENSURING TEACHER QUALITY "SEC. 11205. (a) IN GENERAL. A State that receives assistance under this Act shall, at the time it submits its accountability plan under section 11208, have in effect a policy that- "(1) is designed to ensure that there are qualified teachers in every classroom in the Statej and "(2) meets the requirements of this section. "(b) POLICY. A policy to ensure teacher quality under this section shall include the strategies that the Hex-Dump Conversion