Seattle Public School ELL Data
Veronica Maria Gallardo, Director of ELL
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Identification and Progress Monitoring for
English Language Learners
Placement Test
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Given to students who indicating that they speak a language other
than English at home on the Home Language Survey
Annual Proficiency Exam
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Determines if a student is still eligible to receive services and
amount of growth in English language proficiency
Both Tests
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Measure student’s abilities in reading, writing, listening, and speaking
in English
Identify a level of English proficiency
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Level 1 – Beginning
Level 2 – Intermediate
Level 3 – Advanced
Level 4 – Transitional (English proficient)
District Funding to Support English
Language Learners (2011-12 School Year)
State’s Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program funds
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Provides $886 per student
Total: $ 4.819 million
Title III English Language Learner Funds
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Total: $ 1.04 million
Title 1 Part C Migrant Funds
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Total: $ 105,641
Refugee Impact Grant
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School’s Out Washington oversees funds
Total: $ 30,000
Purpose of ELL Data Analysis
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Understand who make up the English Language Learner (ELL)
population in Seattle;
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Identify their current level of performance on a range of
academic indicators:
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District and State Content Assessments
Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA)
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Identify any schools with good outcomes for ELLs and those
really struggling to serve students
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Determine which indicators are useful in determining success
of ELL students for the purpose of monitoring success of Levy
investments
ELL Demographics Data
2012-2013
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1000
948
Total Seattle ELL Enrollment by Grade
Based on 2012-2013 SY Current
900
832
800
749
700
600
566
494
500
405
399
400
350
314
318
300
200
61 % of K-5 ELL Student in
306
292
279
16 % in Middle
22 % in High School
100
0
K
6
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
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English Language Learners as
a Percent of All Students by
Grade
25.0%
Based on 2012-2013 SY
20.0%
19.3%
19.6%
16.0%
15.0%
12.8%
12.6%
12.0%
10.9%
10.3%
10.0%
10.1%
10.8%
11.4%
10.4%
9.7%
9.5%
5.0%
0.0%
K
7
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
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SPS
Top Languages Spoken in Seattle School District
2012-2013
30.0%
74% of ELL student speak one
of the top six languages.
25.0%
105 Other Languages
Spoken by ELL
Students
20.0%
15.0%
10.0%
5.0%
0.0%
Spanish
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Vietnamese
Somali
Chinese
Tagalog
Amharic
Tigrinya
(Tigrigna)
Oromo
(Ethiopia)
Cambodian
Other
Number of Current ELL Students by Years in Program
2012-2013 SY
N=5773 students
1600
1400
1200
Long Term ELLs
1000
800
600
400
200
0
0 to 1
9
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Greter than 5 years
ELLs Receiving Special Education Services
18% of ELL
Students are
also in Special
Education
N = 5773
1053, 18%
4720, 82%
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ELLs Demographic Data Not Captured
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Current data collection does not include:
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Student’s level of education in native country
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Student’s native language proficiency
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Student’s proficiency in content areas such as math
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Student with interrupted formal education (SIFE)
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Social, emotional, and health needs of students
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Seattle ELL Performance Data
Note: Data from, WLPT 2012 etc.
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ELL Performance Data
Federal Performance
Measures
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Three Annual Measureable
Achievement Objectives
(AMAOs)
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Percent of ELLs making
English language proficiency
gains
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Percent of students who
transition out of program
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Percent of students meeting
standard on state’s content
assessment
Seattle Public School
Performance Measure
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Measurement of Student
Progress (two times a
year)
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Percent of ELLs meeting or
exceeding typical growth in
the 12 Level 1 elementary
schools (~21% of ELLs)
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Target: 65% of ELLs
Actual (Dec.-Feb.): 61% of
ELLs
Percent of English Language Learners Making Gains in English Proficiency
2011-2012 SY
Washington State Total
16,916, 26%
48,147, 74%
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Seattle Public Schools
992, 25%
Students with no gain
Students with no gain
Students making gains
Students making gains
2,933, 75%
Year 2010-2011
848
Year 2009-2010
1158 32%
21.3%
3139
78.7%
2460 68%
Percent of Elementary School ELL Students Making Gains
in English Language Proficiency 2011-12 SY
100.0%
90.0%
80.0%
70.0%
60.0%
50.0%
40.0%
30.0%
20.0%
10.0%
0.0%
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67.2% Target
Percent of Middle School ELL Students Making Gains
in English Language Proficiency 2011-12 SY
90.0%
67.2% Target
80.0%
70.0%
60.0%
50.0%
40.0%
30.0%
20.0%
10.0%
0.0%
David T Denny McClure Middle
Whitman
Mercer Middle
Hamilton
Eckstein Middle Madison Middle Washington
International
School
Middle School
School
International
School
School
Middle School
School
Middle School
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Aki Kurose
Middle School
Percent and Number of High School ELLs Making Gains on Language Proficiency
2011-2012 SY
100.0%
67.2% Target
90.0%
80.0%
70.0%
60.0%
50.0%
40.0%
30.0%
20.0%
10.0%
0.0%
Nathan Hale
High School
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Roosevelt
High School
Ballard High Rainier Beach Garfield High Ingraham High Franklin High Cleveland
School
High School
School
School
School
High School
Chief Sealth West Seattle
High School High School
Percent of ELL Students Exiting in the ELL Program
in 2011-12 SY
16.0%
13.6%
14.0%
12.0%
10.9%
10.7%
10.0%
9.3%
8.0%
6.0%
4.0%
Target 7.1%
2.0%
0.0%
Elementary School
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Middle School
High School
Seattle District
Meeting Standard on the 2011-12 School Year Math, Reading &
Writing State Assessment (MSP-HSPE)
90.0%
Bilingual Students
NON-Bilingual Students
78.4%
80.0%
78.0%
71.2%
70.0%
60.0%
50.0%
40.0%
36.9%
31.3%
30.0%
26.0%
20.0%
10.0%
0.0%
Reading
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Math
Writing
English Language Learners Meeting Math and Reading Standards by Grade
Levels, Year 2011-2012 (MSP-HSPE)
45%
03
04
10
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
District Reading
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State Reading
District Math
State Math
English Language Learners Results in Reading and Math on the Spring MAP
by Grade Spam and Cluster. Year 2011-2012
Reading MAP Spring 2012
Region
South East
Central
North East
North West
West
Middle Schools
High Schools
Students tested
1319
327
226
307
556
759
422
Met Standard
688
164
107
143
234
486
293
% Meeting Standard
Met Standard By Grade
Spam
52%
50%
47%
47%
42%
64%
69%
K to 1
253
54%
55
49%
37
42%
36
38%
41
28%
2 to 3
221
44%
57
49%
39
44%
55
45%
96
46%
4 to 5
203
60%
52
53%
31
65%
52
58%
86
54%
6 to 8
486
64%
9 to 12
293
69%
Math MAP Spring 2012
Region
South East
Central
North East
North West
West
Middle Schools
High Schools
Students tested
1291
327
227
304
551
752
373
Met Standard
707
178
115
162
261
480
256
% Meeting Standard
Met Standard By Grade
Spam
55%
54%
51%
53%
47%
64%
69%
K to 1
223
49%
57
51%
39
43%
41
43%
56
31%
2 to 3
272
55%
59
51%
45
51%
60
50%
112
54%
4 to 5
212
63%
62
62%
31
63%
61
69%
93
58%
6 to 8
480
9 to 12
64%
256
21
69%
Next Steps
Considerations for Next Steps
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Current Work
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Common Core – Sharing major shifts in new standards
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Tiered Service Model – Prioritize ELL services in 64 schools, Tier 1, 2 and 3
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Roles and Responsibilities – SPS/SEA collaboration to identify roles and
responsibilities for IA’s, ELL and regular education teachers, ELL coaches and
principals
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Communication Tools via Electronic Binder – shared with all ELL staff and
school administrators
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Assessment and Data Reports – MAP, ESIS, WELPA and MSP
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ELL Retreat – 2 ELL teachers and 2 IA’s per region, coaches, 1 person per
department. Goal is to create strategic initiatives that align with the district
strategic plan
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ELL Feedback/Survey
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Based on the student data and information shared today,
what do you believe is working for our ELL students?
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What do you recommend we modify or change to better
serve our ELL students?
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How can the ELL Department partner more effectively
with the our community and parents in general?
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What are three goals you would like the ELL department
to work on this academic year? (based on student data)
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