Services to English Language Learners; Native American Students; Students w/ Disabilities

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* 1. Our School District follows state regulation in the English Learner identification process as well as state policy as outlined in the Language Usage Survey (LUS) Guidance Handbook.

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* 2. Our School District ensures that all English Learners are identified in accordance with state regulation and policy and reported in the Student Teacher Accountability Reporting System (STARS).

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* 3. Our English Learner program is designed for English Learners to become proficient in English as measured by the state’s annual English language proficiency assessment.

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* 4. Our English Learner program is designed for English Learners to participate meaningfully in ALL instructional programs with language supports.

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* 5. Our English language development teachers are trained and qualified to teach English language acquisition for English learners.

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* 6. 6. ALL our content teachers are trained to support English Learners in their content classes. This includes teachers who teach honors and advanced placement (AP) courses as well as teachers in gifted programs.

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* 7. Our School District provides grade-level support throughout the school day for English learners, which includes programming beyond placing students in a classroom with a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)-endorsed teacher.

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* 8. Our School District provides grade-level appropriate resources and materials for English Learners throughout all classes and programs.

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* 9. Our School District provides grade-level appropriate instructional materials to all teachers that support our English language development course.

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* 10. Our School District has a long-term professional development (PD) plan focused on English learners that has a lasting positive impact on the classroom practices of each teacher.

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* 11. Our School District provides PD to ALL teachers on language supports and sheltering content for English Learners. This includes teachers in honors and advanced placement (AP) courses as well as in special education and gifted services.

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* 12. Our School District has procedures that are implemented so that ALL teachers have the English language proficiency assessment results of each English Learner student in their classroom.

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* 13. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers so that they understand how to use English language proficiency data to inform their instruction.

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* 14. Our School District has procedures in place to ensure that assessment data such as the English language proficiency assessment results are used to make decisions about instruction.

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* 15. Our School District creates conditions where programs or services are planned, designed, implemented, and evaluated respecting and accounting for our English Learner students’ and families’ cultural and linguistic values and heritage.

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* 16. Our School District’s curriculum includes units of study, courses, or programs that are centered on the knowledge and perspectives of our communities’ ethnicities and reflects the narratives and points of view rooted in their lived experiences.

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* 17. Our School District uses the standards, guidance, monitoring, and compliance resources provided by the NMPED to support English Learners.

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* 18. Our School District’s strategic plan includes English Learners and sets professional development goals for ALL teachers to have the skills to serve English Learners in their classrooms.

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* 19. Our School District ensures that ALL English Learners receive adequate instruction, including effective English language development, regardless of student participation in a state-funded Bilingual Multicultural Education Program (BMEP).

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* 20. English Learners (EL) in our School District have equity in accessing gifted services, honors courses and advanced placement (AP) courses, and there is parity in participation in such services and courses as compared to never-EL students.

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* 21. Our School District reports to the NMPED Student Teacher Accountability Reporting System (STARS) three times a year during the data snapshot dates the English language development services provided to each English Learner.

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* 22. Our School District administers the state-approved English language proficiency assessment (ACCESS for ELLs or Alternate ACCESS) annually to each English Learner.

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* 23. Our School District keeps sufficient documentation of the EL identification process and annual English language proficiency assessment (ACCESS for ELLs or Alternate ACCESS) per state policy as outlined in the Serving English Learners Manual.

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* 24. Our School District continues to monitor the academic progress of exited English Learners (reclassified fluent English proficient students) for two years after they achieve English language proficiency.

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* 25. Our School District provides at least a 45-minute English language development block every school day that is differentiated based on the English language proficiency level of the English Learners.

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* 26. Our School District implements the NMPED’s English Language Development Instructional (ELDIF) Framework in every English Language Development course.

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* 27. Our content area teachers use the state-adopted WIDA English Language Development Standards for language objectives and supports in every content course.

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* 28. Our School District participates in the free WIDA Consortium-offered self-paced eLearning that support educators and administrators through six different eWorkshop modules.

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* 29. Our School District has a process to identify parents who are limited English proficient and offers free, effective language assistance that includes a competent interpreter proficient in the language that the parents prefer to communicate in.

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* 30. Our School District employs a director or coordinator with expertise in indigenous students.

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* 31. Our School District employs a director or coordinator who specializes in English Language Development and has expertise in Native American students.

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* 32. Our School District’s school administrators and educators with expertise and knowledge of Native American language and culture incorporate Native American culture and language and historical contributions (from Q.43) into the general curriculum.

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* 33. Our School District employs staff, including Indian Education directors, English Language Development and Special Education teachers and administrators that support learning needs of Native American English Learners.

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* 34. Our School District uses materials that support the development of oral and written academic English for Native American English Learners and account for language arts, science, social studies, and math.

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* 35. Our School District collaborates with sovereign Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos to ensure the maintenance of languages for Native American students.

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* 36. Our School District consults and collaborates with sovereign Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos on all the development of curricula and related decisions that impact Native American students.

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* 37. Native American students in our School District have equity in accessing gifted services, honors courses and advanced placement (AP) courses, and there is parity in participation in such services and courses as compared to other students.

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* 38. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers on how to serve Native American students. This includes teachers in honors and advanced placement (AP) courses as well as in special education and gifted services.

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* 39. Our School District uses the NMPED’s Tribal consultation guidance documents, or the Navajo Nation’s Tribal Consultation manual and documents as applicable.

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* 40. Our School District consults with sovereign Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos when reviewing data and structuring our annual strategic plan.

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* 41. Our School District complies with recent legislation that requires sovereign Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos are consulted when schools are opened or closed on tribal lands.

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* 42. Our School District has conducted a needs assessment to determine what services Native American students need to assist them in graduating from high school and becoming career-and-college-ready.

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* 43. Our School District provides professional development for ALL educators focused on academic outcomes and culturally and linguistically responsive academic proficiency for Native American students.

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* 44. Our School District reviews Native American students’ academic growth, proficiency rates and progress via multiple measures in all core content areas, English language proficiency for English Learners and school climate to inform instruction.

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* 45. Our School District ensures that School District-level leaders carefully read and understands the requirements of the Indian Education Act.

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* 46. Our School District ensures that principals carefully read and understands the requirements of the Indian Education Act.

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* 47. Our School District ensures that teachers carefully read and understands the requirements of the Indian Education Act.

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* 48. Our School District follows the New Mexico Technical Evaluation and Assessment Manual (The New Mexico T.E.A.M.) in the educational evaluation processes.

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* 49. Our School District follows the guidance in The New Mexico T.E.A.M. when assessing students who are culturally and linguistically diverse to ensure that a student’s language needs are distinguished from a student’s disability related needs.

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* 50. Our School District ensures that all district and school staff understand that students may exit from services. If the student is no longer eligible, s/he exits the Individual Education Program (IEP) and is monitored for academic progress.

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* 51. Our School District partners with business and community to ensure that students with disabilities have equal employment opportunities to earn comparable wages in their community to those available for people without disabilities.

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* 52. Our School District has participated in training on the vocational transition process for students with disabilities, beginning at age 13.

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* 53. Our School District ensures that a Special Education Director(s) participate in the webinars and trainings provided by the NMPED.

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* 54. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about learning opportunities in the general-education curriculum that are inclusive and effective for all students (least restrictive environment).

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* 55. Our School District provides special education teachers with specific professional learning on effective methodologies to teach reading.

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* 56. Our School District provides professional development for all teachers focused on serving students with autism.

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* 57. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers so that Students with Disabilities can achieve at high levels when provided with instructional supports and accommodations in ALL classrooms.

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* 58. Our School District’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams ensure that Students with Disabilities (SWD) are educated with students without disabilities to the greatest extent possible, and improves outcomes for students.

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* 59. Our School District’s Individualized Education Program teams discuss the whole child including the English language proficiency level of English Learners with disabilities.

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* 60. Our School District uses assessments that accurately and appropriately measure the academic growth and performance of students with disabilities.

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* 61. Our School District implements high-quality (per Instructional Materials Bureau guidance) curricula and instructional supports that incorporate the principles of universal design for learning to meet ALL students’ needs.

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* 62. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with deafness.

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* 63. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with deaf-blindness

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* 64. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with a hearing impairment

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* 65. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with an intellectual disability.

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* 66. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with an orthopedic impairment.

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* 67. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with other health impairments.

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* 68. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with a serious emotional disturbance.

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* 69. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with a specific learning disability that includes Dyslexia.

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* 70. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with a speech language impairment.

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* 71. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with a traumatic brain injury.

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* 72. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with visual impairment, including blindness.

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* 73. Developmental delay is considered a disability under special education for children ages three (3) to nine (9).

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* 74. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers, principals and other leaders about how to support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with autism.

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* 75. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers, principals and other leaders about how to support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students with an intellectual disability.

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* 76. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers, principals and other leaders about how to support and successfully implement the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) of students ages 3-9 with developmental delay.

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* 77. Our School District understands the under representation of students with disabilities in charter schools, and is committed to equitable enrollment processes.

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* 78. Our School District ensures that ALL teachers understand what procedural safeguards (parents’ rights) are.

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* 79. Our School District ensures that ALL parents of students with disabilities are taught about procedural safeguards (parents’ rights) in culturally and linguistically responsive ways in a language they understand.

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* 80. Our School District ensures that ALL teachers have access to the Individualized Education Program (IEP) of ALL students with disabilities on or before the first day of school.

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* 81. Our School District ensures ALL staff has participated in de-escalation training.

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* 82. Our School District’s strategic plan includes a focus on the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities.

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* 83. Our School District provides professional development to ALL teachers about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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* 84. Our School District provides professional development to principals and other leaders about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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