ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-073

Date Created : 01/09/2008


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: District Test Coordinators
ESL Program Coordinators

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: Yes
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
English Language Development Assessment (ELDA) Test Administration Videoconference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Dr. Ellen Treadway

Phone Number:


Title III of No Child Left Behind requires the annual assessment of limited English proficient (LEP) studentsí progress in the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English and in the acquisition of academic language in English language arts and mathematics. English language proficiency assessment test scores are reported each year to the United States Department of Education (USDOE).

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) will conduct a videoconference on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, for Title III coordinators, English as a Second Language (ESL) program coordinators, and test administration personnel to train for the spring 2008 administration of English Language Development Assessment (ELDA). The videoconference will be conducted from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and will cover test administration for grades K-12.

Attendees should register for this videoconference no later than Friday, February 22, 2008, by completing the online registration form: After submitting the registration information to the ADE, participants are also asked to register for the videoconference through the appropriate educational cooperative or school district.

For questions, please contact Dr. Ellen Treadway at 501-682-4252 or by e-mail at


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