Letter from District 20 Superintendent Karina Costantino

posted Oct 8, 2014, 6:51 AM by Sylwia Jasinski

September 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian:

You are receiving this letter to inform you that your child’s school resides in a district that did not meet specific targets related to English Language Learners (ELL)’ performance called Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO), as required for all school districts that receive funding under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The AMAOs measure the following outcomes:

·         Annual increases in the number or percentage of ELL students making progress in learning English

·         Annual increases in the number or percentage of ELL students attaining English language proficiency

·         Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts and mathematics for ELL students under Title I

As this information is collected and reported on by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), districts that failed to make progress toward meeting the AMAO objectives for two (2) or four (4) consecutive years, are to plan how they will address the educational needs of ELL students by engaging in the following activities: 

·         Review and analyze student performance and provide training to schools on how to use this data to make informed decisions that lead to higher academic achievement for ELLs

·         Offer high quality professional development to school leaders and teachers on effective, Common Core-aligned instructional practices that address the academic and linguistic needs of ELLs

·         Enhance and provide family engagement activities to increase parent involvement within the district and schools

If you have any questions, please contact Loretta M. Witek at _718-633-8200_. 

Sincerely,

Karina Costantino

District Superintendent 

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