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Letter to Families

 LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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 205 Second Street South                                                     Telephone:    320-732-2194    
Long Prairie, MN 56347                                                     
Fax: 320-732-2844
Website: www.lpge.org                                                                    

October 30, 2015

Dear  Parent or Guardian:

 Your child is currently enrolled in the ESL program which is designed to develop his/her English language proficiency in order to achieve high academic standards.

 Each school district that serves English learners is required to test those students with the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State English Learners (ACCESS for ELLs).

 The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) established  Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives(AMAO) so that school districts can measure the progress of their ELs. The three AMAOs established by NCLB are:

  • AMAO 1: Progress – District gains in the percent of ELs making progress learning English.
  • AMAO 2: Proficiency – District gains in the percent of ELs becoming proficient in English.
  • AMAO 3: Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for ELs – ELs meeting achievement targets on state math and reading assessments and graduation rates.

Progress Met: 14-15 School Year: LPGE School District made the AMAO 1 goal of Progress toward English Language Proficiency. The target was 46.39%. LPGE School District scored a 56.25% on this target area.

Progress Not Met: 14-15 School Year: LPGE School District did not make the AMAO 2 goal of Attainment of English Language Proficiency. The target was 14.63%. LPGE School District scored a 12.94%.

Progress Not Met: 14-15 School Year: LPGE School District did not make the AMAO 3 goal of Academic Achievement and Success. The Math Proficiency target was 52.13%. LPGE School District scored a 32.23% .  The Reading Proficiency target was 39.98%. LPGE School District scored a 25.42%.

Program Improvement for Our Students:

  1. )Development of an interventionist program through ADSIS Grant.
  2. )Development of a tutoring program through MN Reading/Math Corps.
  3. )Literacy and Math committees focusing on developing a comprehensive progress monitoring tool for our students.
  4. )Professional Development in the area of education of English learners.

What Parents Can Do:

  1. )Create a home environment that encourages learning at home and in school.
  2. )Communicate high, yet reasonable, expectations for your children’s achievement and future careers.
  3. )Become involved in your children’s education at school and in the community.

We anticipate that these initiatives will result in increased EL achievement throughout the district.

To learn more about your student’s progress in English language acquisition or how to become more involved at his or her school, contact: Ann Klos, Clair Wolters, and Barb Neumann at the LPGE Elementary and Charlotte Roe at the LPGE High School.

Sincerely,

 

Peter Lingen                                                                                                                   K6Principal                                                                                                                     LPGE Elementary School