ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-06-032

Date Created : 09/26/2005

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: ESL Coordinators

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: Yes
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Home Language Survey Report

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Dr. Andre Guerrero

Phone Number:
501-682-5014

E-mail:
aguerrero@arkedu.k12.ar.us

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is required to report annually on the number of language minority and limited English proficient (LEP) students enrolled in Arkansas public schools to the United States Department of Education. This data is used to develop language appropriate services for LEP students and to assist ADE in planning for the needs of this student population.  DATA ON THE NUMBER OF LEP STUDENTS ENROLLED IS USED TO DETERMINE FUNDING AVAILABLE TO THE DISTRICT FOR SERVING LEP STUDENTS.

This year’s survey report will be filled out and submitted electronically over the WEB. Please follow these instructions to access the survey:

1)      Start the web browser

2)      Type in this address: http://ar.esl.msedd.com and press the Enter key

3) Provide a user name and password.  The user name is the first four digits of the  school LEA number, and the password is the first word of the school district name, all lower case. Enter user name and password and press Enter.

4) The next page should display a drop down list of all the school districts.  Find the School District and then press the Select button.  This will be Form #1.

5) Fill out each of the six forms using the instructions on each page.

If there are any technical/computer problems with the online site or in filling out the forms, please contact Marcy Trogdon either by phone at 501-801-2500, extension 105, or by e-mail at support@msedd.com.  If you need assistance with information regarding the LEP/ESL program, please contact Dr. Guerrero's office at 501-682-5014, and ask for Andre Guerrero, or Valerie Jackson.

If the district does not currently enroll Language Minority Students (LMS), please check the box at the top of Form # 1, and submit.  It will not be necessary to fill out the remainder of the form.

In order to receive funding, Home Language Survey data must be received by October 21, 2005.  Failure to submit data will indicate that no LEP students are enrolled in your district, and no funding will be issued.

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