This page contains archived content from a LINCS email discussion list that closed in 2012. This content is not updated as part of LINCS’ ongoing website maintenance, and hyperlinks may be broken.
Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from literacy (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by literacy.nifl.gov (8.10.2/8.10.2) with SMTP id j2LI8EC01734; Mon, 21 Mar 2005 13:08:14 -0500 (EST) Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 13:08:14 -0500 (EST) Message-Id: <002401c52e42$18dbe2b0$0202a8c0@frodo> Errors-To: email@example.com Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Originator: email@example.com Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk From: "Marie Cora" <email@example.com> To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:1000] Upcoming changes to the NRS X-Listprocessor-Version: 6.0c -- ListProcessor by Anastasios Kotsikonas X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.2627 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; Status: O Content-Length: 3296 Lines: 103 Hi everyone, As promised, I'm pasting below the two short documents (which will be at the NRS site soon) that outline the changes to the NRS, for this year, and for 2006. Now is your opportunity to ask Larry any questions you might have about these changes. I notice that one of the changes for this year is to align better with DOL's reporting procedures. Larry, can you explain the reasons for this change? Folks who work in workplace ed programs or work with DOL, or whose program focus is on the employment pieces - how might these changes affect your program and your reporting? I note that for 2006, there is emphasis on shifting ESOL levels - looks interesting what little I know/understand. Larry, can you give us a little background for the shift? What do ESOL workers think - looks like there's a shift to focus a bit more on the lower levels. Thanks! marie cora Proposed Changes for Program Year 2005 (Beginning July 1, 2005) 1. Change Reporting for Employment Measures to Align with WIA Title I Reporting. * We will change our reporting period for the employment measures to match the Department of Labor's reporting period for Title I programs. Adult education's PY 2005 reporting will remain the same, but in PY2006 employment measures will be reported again and employment will follow Title I. Survey states will need to begin surveying retained employment in all quarters. 2. There will be a new required table to record number and types of local grantees. * This table will be similar to one that had been used in years prior to the NRS. 3. Status of Optional Tables. * Optional Table 10 (correctional education) will become required. Proposed Changes for Program Year 2006 (Beginning July 1, 2006) 1. Revise ESL Educational Functioning Levels to Eliminate High Advanced Level and Add a New Beginning Level. * The beginning ESL level has about 30 percent of all ESL learners and is quite broad, covering 20 points on CASAS, for example, which makes it harder for students to advance out of the beginning level. The High Advanced ESL level has also been problematic since exit criteria have been undefined, and there were only about 43,000 students (about 3.6% of all ESL students) enrolled nationally at the High Advanced level each year. ED will split the beginning ESL into two levels (Low Beginning and High Beginning) and drop High Advanced ESL. Other levels would remain as they are. The table below illustrates the proposed change. Proposed ESL Educational Levels Entry Benchmark CASAS Entry Benchmark SPL Speaking ESL Literacy 180 and below SPL 0-1 Low Beginning ESL 181-190 SPL 2 High Beginning ESL 191-200 SPL 3 Low Intermediate ESL 201-210 SPL 4 High Intermediate ESL 211-220 SPL 5 Advanced ESL Literacy 221-235 SPL 6 2. Reporting of Level Advancement for Pre- and Post-tested Students and Multiple Advancements (Tables 4a and 4b) * Table 4 remains the same and will still be required. * Table 4a, which measures multiple advancements in educational functioning levels, will be discontinued. * Table 4b will be required for reporting. This table is the same as Table 4, except only students who were both pre- and post-tested are included.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon Oct 31 2005 - 09:48:47 EST