ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-10-071

Date Created : 10/15/2009

Attention:

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

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

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Dr. Ellen Treadway

Phone Number:
501-682-4252

E-mail:
ellen.treadway@arkansas.gov

Title I and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary School Education Act require the annual assessment of limited English proficient 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 webinar on November 3, 2009, for Title III coordinators, English as a Second Language program coordinators, and test administration personnel to train for the spring 2010 administration of English Language Development Assessment (ELDA). The webinar will be conducted from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and will cover test administration for grades K-12.

Please register on-line at http://thedataport.webex.com/thedataport/j.php?ED=129916472&RG=1&UID=0. Participants will receive a confirmation e-mail message with instructions for logging on to the webinar and for calling the toll-free number to hear the audio portion of the presentation. Attendees who register for the webinar by November 1, 2009, will receive the presentation materials via e-mail prior to the webinar.

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