ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LS-07-004

Date Created : 08/01/2006

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
other: Administrators
Counselors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
Kindergarten Inventory (QELI)

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 6-15-404(e)

Contact Person:
Donna Wolfe

Phone Number:
682-4559

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

Training for administrators of the Qualls Early Learning Inventory (QELI) will be provided through a videoconference on August 4, 2006, from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. The QELI is for all entering kindergarten students and first grade students who did not attend kindergarten. The training is for teachers, principals, district test coordinators, and/or counselors. Schools should contact the local educational cooperative for broadcast arrangements.

School districts will administer the QELI to all entering kindergarten students and first grade students who did not attend kindergarten. The QELI administration window is August 14, 2006, through September 22, 2006. Administration of QELI meets the requirements of Ark. Code Ann. Sec. 6-15-404(e).

The QELI is in a checklist format that helps teachers observe and record information about cognitive knowledge and classroom behaviors in six key areas: general knowledge, oral communication, written language, math concepts, work habits, and attentive behavior. The inventory was developed to be appropriate for all students, including those students with special needs and linguistic backgrounds, other than standard English.

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