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    Graduation Dates-REVISED

    Tohatchi High's Date changed as of 10/24/17

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  • McKinley Academy

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  • TESOL Course Opportunity

    SP2018 TESOL Course Offerings

     

    January 18, 2018 – May 5, 2018

     

     

    EDUC 266-001           Assessment of English Language Learners    3cr

     

    This course will address current issues in assessment of English language learners. Participants will learn a number of effective assessment practices and strategies for embedding assessment into instructional activities. In addition, participants will develop skills to create alternative assessments appropriate for a diverse classroom.

    Class days: Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19, Apr 26, May 5

     

     

    Meeting Information

    Faculty Name

    Phone

    Email address

    Instructional Method

    Thursdays 4:30-7:30 p.m.

    Stacey Lovell

     

    lovells@sanjuancollege.edu

    Lecture

    GMCS Admin Center

    Elaine Benally

    505-566-3598

    benallye@sanjuancollege.edu

     

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  • Teachers-TESOL Info

    Licensed Teachers,GMCS is providing a great opportunity for licensed teachers to receive their TESOL endorsement. Our goal is to dramatically increase the number of TESOL endorsed teachers in the district so that we can improve instruction for our students. Therefore, GMCS has engaged in an incentive program that reimburses tuition costs for teachers upon completion of TESOL coursework. San Juan College has offered GMCS a fair cost for tuition for course completion required by NMPED. This includes coursework of 6hrs in both Methods and Assessment.  

    I am encouraging teachers who are in a position to obtain TESOL endorsement to enroll and register for courses. Tuition is $220/3credits in state and out of state is $575/3 credits. Again, this cost is reimbursed by GMCS upon completion of the course. In addition, we will provide you the TESOL addenda of $1600 while enrolled in this program. 

    Current Fall 2017 enrollment is only at 9 students for both courses offered and we do not want to cancel these courses this fall semester due to low enrollment numbers. We hope you consider this opportunity. The course enrollment is now open through the end of this week. For further information please contact Sandra Freeland at: sfreelan@gmcs.k12.nm.us.

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Student Support Center

WAPT & WIDA-Screener

  • W-APT stands for the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test. It is an English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners. It assists educators with programmatic placement decisions such as identification and placement of ELLs. The W-APT is one component of WIDA's comprehensive assessment system. Beginning SY 2017/2018, only Kindergarten students will be assessed with the W-APT assessment.
  • The WIDA Screener is an English language proficiency assessment given to incoming students in Grades 1–12 to assist educators with the identification of students as English language learners (ELLs). The purpose of this assessment is to help educators make decisions about whether a student is a candidate for English language support services. Beginning SY 2017/2018, students in grades 1 - 12 will be assessed with the WIDA-Screener. 

WIDA ACCESS

  • Access for ELL students is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is only available to Consortium member states.
  • The WIDA Consortium will begin administration of the new summative assessment from grades 1–12. An online assessment will replace the earlier paper-based assessment, ACCESS for ELLs, although a paper-based assessment will continue to be available according to each state's guidelines. For more information regarding a specific state’s guidelines, please visit the WIDA member states' pages. The Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessments will not change from previous years and remain paper-based.
  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

ISTATION

Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP) Early Reading and ISIP Lectura Temprana are sophisticated, web-delivered computer-adaptive testing (CAT) systems that provide continuous progress monitoring (CPM) by frequently assessing and reporting student ability in critical domains of reading and Spanish early reading, respectively, throughout the academic year.

Standards Based Assessment (SBA) for Science

 The SBA for Science is administered to students grades 4, 7 and high school. It is a computer based assessment.

Information regarding practice tests is on the website below:

http://ped.state.nm.us/AssessmentAccountability/AssessmentEvaluation/SBA/index.html

PARCC

PARCC is the formative state mandated assessment administered in the spring of each school year. All students, regardless of income, family background or geography, should have equal access to a world-class education that will prepare them for success after high school. New state standards set consistent expectations in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for every student, and the PARCC tests provide a valid and reliable evaluation of each student’s progress toward them. In fact, recent independent studies have found that PARCC aligns to the standards and assessment criteria that matter most.

States can administer PARCC in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for grades 3-8 and high school. The tests are fully accessible and were were developed based on years of research and development.

 

 

http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/NMPARCCIndex.html

End of the Course Assessment (EOC)

End of the Course Exam (EOCs) serve as the final exam when a course has been completed. In the elementary schools, EOCs are administered to 5th graders who have taken PE, Art/Music. They are administered at the middle school level and the high school level, serving as the final exam of a completed course. EOCs may be administered at the end of the first semester for students who have completed a course at that time. For some of our schools, EOCs are administered quarterly for those students who have completed a course within that time frame.

http://ped.state.nm.us/AssessmentAccountability/AssessmentEvaluation/EOC/index.html

How To Trainings

2017-2018 Assessment Calendar

  • All Schools

    WIDA-ACCESS

    Annual assessment for English Learners (EL). Grades assessed for K - 12. 

    Assessment
  • All Schools

    Interim Assessment - Quarter 3

    Interim Assessment for Grades 1 - 11. Subjects assessed are English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. 

    Assessment
  • All Middle and High Schools

    Reading Inventory - EOY

    Reading Inventory Assessment for Grades 6 - 11

    Assessment
  • All Schools (grades 4 , 7, & 11 ONLY)

    NMSBA - Science

    State mandated science assessment for grades 4 , 7, and 11. 

    Assessment
  • All Schools

    NMAPA

    New Mexico Alternative Performance Assessment - assessment for students on the alternative assessment pathway.

    Grades and subjects assessed are:

    English Language Arts (ELA) - 3-8, 10-12/12+

    Math - 3-8, 10-12/12+

    Science - 4, 7, 11

    Social Studies - 11 

    Assessment
  • High School ONLY

    End-of-Course (EOC) Retakes

    End-of-Course (EOC) assessment for Senior retakes ONLY

    Assessment
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Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Sandra Lee, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1063