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Delay in Advanced Learner Identification for the 2020-2021 School Year:

In a typical school year, MPS identification of Advanced Learners occurs through the universal screening of all 2nd graders and a referral process for grades 3-4. Unfortunately, because some portions of the assessments must occur in-person, and students are currently in distance learning, all Advanced Learner identification will be delayed until the 2021-2022 school year. In the Fall of 2021, all 2nd and 3rd grade students, along with referred 3rd and 4th grade students, will be assessed. After careful consideration this decision was made by MPS with permission from the Minnesota Department of Education. Many districts have made the same decision for the 20-21 school year. 

 

Advanced Learning materials and services continue to be available during distance learning. Students do not have to be identified to access these resources and materials. If your student needs additional academic differentiation, please contact your child’s teacher. For more information, please visit Talent Development Advanced Academic website.

 

FAQ:

 

When will students be tested for Advanced Learner Identification?

     All 2nd and 3rd grade students will be tested through the universal screening process in the fall of the 2021 school year. Caregivers of students in grades 4-5 who wish to be tested for identification may refer students in Fall 2021. Requests can be made to the principal or site lead at your child’s school.  

 

What does this mean for students who might have qualified for Advanced Learning instruction in this year?

     Teachers will continue to teach students according to their academic needs, including Advanced Learning instruction for those who require it. The advanced learning materials and other materials are available for students who show a need, regardless of if they’ve been formally identified as requiring Advanced Learning instruction. Please speak to your student’s teacher if you have questions about whether this is happening.

 

What does this mean for accelerating a student?

     These will also be on hold for the 20-21 school year or until students can resume school face-to-face due to the need for in-person assessments. Supports will be provided to students and staff to ensure every student is receiving appropriately challenging instruction. Accelerations can be requested starting in October 2021. 

 

HAIS TXOG: Tus Kab Mob COVID-19 tau ncua MPS qhov qhia tau ntawm cov Advanced Learners nyob rau xyoo kawm no.

 

Nyob rau txhua lub xyoo kawm, MPS qhov kev qhia tau ntawm cov Advanced Learners muaj los ntawm siv qhov universal screening xeem txhua tus menyuam kawm qib 2 thiab nce kawm raws qib 3-4. Tsis zoo caij, vim muaj ib cov ntawm txoj kev kuaj ntsuas yuav tsum yog tuaj xeem kiag thiab tam sim no los tsuas muaj qhov kawm ntawv kev deb tuaj lawm xwb, txhua theem qhia tau ntawm qhov Advanced Learner yuav raug ncua kom txog rau lub Fall 2021, thaum ntawm cov menyuam kawm qib 2nd thiab 3rd, nrog rau cov menyuam yuav kawm qib  3rd thiab 4th, mam yuav raug kuaj ntsuas. Tom qab kev tau muab los xav zoo MPS tau txiav txim siab nrog rau kev pom zoo los ntawm lub Minnesota Department of Education. Muaj ntau lub districts tau los muaj tib qhov kev txiav txim zoo ib yam rau xyoo kawm 20-21.

 

Cov ntaub ntawv thiab kev pab rau qhov Advanced Learning yuav muaj nyob rau lub caij kawm ntawv kev deb tuaj. Cov menyuam tsis tas qhia lawv tus kheej thiab yeej muaj qhov nkag tau mus siv cov kev pabcuam thiab cov ntaub ntawv no.  Yog koj tus menyuam xav tau kev kawm pab ntau ntxiv, thov nug rau koj tus menyuam tus xibfwb. Xav paub ntau ntxiv, thov xyuas Talent Development Advanced Academic lub vamsab.

 

  Thaum twg cov menyuam mam los xeem kom paub tau qhov lawv yog Advanced Learner?

Txhua tus menyuam kawm qib 2nd thiab 3rd yuav tau los ua raws qhov universal screening process nyob rau lub fall ntawm xyoo kawm 2021. Cov menyuam kawm hauv qib 4-5 uas xav los xeem kom paub yeej thov tau tuaj xeem rau hauv lub Fall 2021. Qhov kev tuaj xeem no thov mus rau tus principal ntawm koj lub tsev kawm ntawv. 

 

  Qhov no txhais licas rau cov menyuam uas yeej muaj feem los kawm rau qhov Advanced Learning nyob rau xyoo kawm no?

Cov xibfwb yuav qhia cov menyuam li lawv txoj kev kawm xav tau, nrog rau qhov kev kawm Advanced Learning rau cov uas yuav tsum tau kawm. Cov ntaub ntawv advanced learning thiab lwm yam ntaub ntawv muaj rau cov menyuam uas xa los kawm, tsis hais rau cov uas twb tau los paub tias yuav tsum kawm qhov Advanced Learning lawm. Thov nrog koj tus xibfwb sibtham yog koj muaj lus nug txog tias puas tseem muaj li tiag.

 

  Qhov no txhais licas rau kev txhawb ib tus menyuam kev kawm?

Cov no los tau muab tuav tseg rau xyoo kev kawm 20-21 lossis kom txog rau thaum rov qab tuaj kawm tau hauv tsev kawm ntawv vim lawv yuav tau xeem rau qhov kev kuaj ntsuas no. Kev pab txhawb yuav muaj rau cov menyuam thiab neeg ua haujlwm kom menyuam tau txais kev pab qhia zoo thiab yog. Qhov kev kawm txhawb yeej thov tau tuaj pib rau thaum lub 10 Hli 2021.

 

TEMA:   COVID-19 retrasa la identificación de los Aprendices Avanzados en MPS este año escolar.

 

En un año escolar típico, la identificación de los estudiantes avanzados por parte de MPS se lleva a cabo a través de la evaluación universal de todos los estudiantes de 2º grado, y del proceso de referir a los estudiantes de 3er y 4º grado. Desafortunadamente, debido a que algunas porciones de las evaluaciones deben realizarse en persona y debido a que los estudiantes se encuentran actualmente en aprendizaje a distancia, toda la identificación de los Aprendices Avanzados se retrasará hasta el otoño de 2021, cuando todos los estudiantes de 2º y 3er grado, junto con los estudiantes referidos de 3er y 4º grado, serán evaluados. Después de una cuidadosa consideración, esta decisión fue tomada por MPS con el permiso del Departamento de Educación de Minnesota. Muchos distritos han tomado la misma decisión para el año escolar 20-21.

 

Los materiales y servicios de Aprendizaje Avanzado siguen disponibles durante el aprendizaje a distancia. Los estudiantes no tienen que ser identificados para acceder a estos recursos y materiales. Si su estudiante necesita una diferenciación académica adicional, por favor contacte al maestro del estudiante. Para más información puede visitar el siguiente sitio web de Desarrollo de Talento: Talent Development Advanced Academic website.

 

  ¿Cuándo serán evaluados los estudiantes para la Identificación de Aprendices Avanzados?

Todos los estudiantes de 2º y 3er grado serán evaluados en el otoño del año escolar 2021 a través del proceso de evaluación universal. Los estudiantes de 4º y 5º grado que deseen ser evaluados para ser identificados pueden también solicitar ser evaluados en el otoño de 2021. Las solicitudes pueden ser hechas al director de la escuela de su estudiante. 

 

  ¿Qué significa esto para los estudiantes que podrían haber calificado para instrucción del Aprendizaje Avanzado en este año?

Los maestros continuarán enseñando a los estudiantes de acuerdo a sus necesidades académicas, incluyendo la instrucción del Aprendizaje Avanzado para aquellos que lo requieran. Los materiales de aprendizaje avanzado y otros materiales están disponibles para los estudiantes que muestran una necesidad, independientemente de si han sido formalmente identificados como lo requiere la instrucción del Aprendizaje Avanzado. Conversen por favor con el maestro o maestra de su estudiante si tienen preguntas acerca de si está ocurriendo así.

 

  ¿Qué significa esto para la aceleración de un estudiante?

Esto estará también en espera hasta el año escolar 20-21, o hasta que los estudiantes puedan reanudar la escuela cara-a-cara debido a la necesidad de evaluaciones en persona. Se proporcionará apoyo a los estudiantes y al personal para asegurar que cada estudiante reciba una instrucción apropiada y desafiante. Las aceleraciones pueden ser solicitadas a partir de octubre de 2021.

 

SUBJ:  COVID-19 wuxuu dib u dhigaa aqoonsiga MPS ee Ardayda Baraneysa Horumar sannad dugsiyeedkan

 

Sannad dugsiyeedka caadiga ah, Sida ay u aqoonsato MPS  Ardayda hibada Sare ee Waxbarshada wuxuu ku yimaadaa baaritaanka guud ee dhammaan ardayda fasalka 2aad iyo u diritaanka fasallada 3-4. Nasiib darrose, maxaa yeelay qaybo ka mid ah qiimeynta waa inay ku dhacaan shaqsi ahaan ardayduna ay hadda ku jiraan waxbarashada masaafada fog, dhammaan aqoonsiga Advanced Learner waa la hakin doonaa illaa Deyrta soo socota ee sanadka  2021, marka dhammaan ardayda fasallada 2aad iyo 3aad, oo ay weheliyaan ardayda loo diro ardayda fasallada 3aad iyo 4aad. la qiimeeyo. Ka dib markii si taxaddar leh loo tixgeliyey go'aankan waxaa qaatay MPS iyadoo fasax ka haysata Waaxda Waxbarashada ee Minnesota Degmooyin badan ayaa qaatay go'aan isku mid ah sanad dugsiyeedka 20-21.

 

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Qalabka waxbarashada bartaha hibada sare iyo adeegyadu waxay sii wadaan inay diyaar u yihiin inta lagu jiro waxbarashada massaafada fog. Ardayda looma baahna in la aqoonsado si ay u helaan ilaha iyo agabkaan. Haddii ardaygaagu u baahan yahay kala duwanaanshaha waxbarashada ee dheeri ah, fadlan la xiriir macallinka ilmahaaga. Wixii macluumaad dheeraad ah, fadlan booqo Talent Development Advanced Academic website.

 

  Goorma ayaa ardayda loo imtixaami doonaa Aqoonsiga Barta Hibada Sare?

Dhammaan ardayda fasallada 2aad iyo 3aad waxaa lagu imtixaami doonaa nidaamka baaritaanka guud dayrta sannad dugsiyeedka 2021. Ardayda ku jirta fasalada 4-5 ee raba in laga qaado imtixaan si loo aqoonsado waxay sidoo kale codsan karaan in lagu imtixaamo Fall 2021. Codsiyo ayaa loo samayn karaa maamulaha dugsiga ilmahaaga.

 

  Tani maxay uga dhigan tahay ardayda laga yaabo inay u qalmaan waxbarashada Hormarinta Cilmiga ee sannadkaan?

Macallimiintu waxay sii wadi doonaan inay ardayda wax ku bartaan iyadoo loo eegayo baahidooda waxbarasho, oo ay ku jiraan waxbarashada Horukaca Sare  kuwa u baahan. Qalabka waxbarashada sare iyo agabyada kale ayaa loo heli karaa ardayda muujiya baahi, iyadoon loo eegin haddii si rasmi ah loogu aqoonsaday inay u baahan yihiin waxbarasho sare. Fadlan la hadal macallinka ardaygaaga haddii aad wax su'aalo ah ka qabtid in waxaasi dhacayaan iyo in kale.

 

  Maxay tani uga dhigan tahay dardar galinta  waxbarashada ardayga?

Sidoo kale waa la hakinayaa dhamaan arimahaan oo dhan sanad dugsiyeedka 20-21 ama ilaa ardaydu dib ugu bilaabi karaan dugsiga fool-ka-fool sababo la xiriira baahida shaqsi ahaan qiimeynta. Taageero ayaa loo fidin doonaa ardayda iyo shaqaalaha si loo hubiyo in arday walba uu helayo tilmaam ku habboon oo adag. Dardargelinta waxaa la codsan karaa laga bilaabo Oktoobar 2021.

 

 

MPS is committed to finding and nurturing Advanced Learners of all cultural and socioeconomic groups, recognizing that this has not always been the case. 

When screening all second graders for Advanced Learning services, MPS uses two methods, one technical and the other adaptive, to ensure diversity in student identification:

  1. Two screening tests (FastBridge and CogAT7), comparing student test results against peers, not district, state or national results. 
  2. Teacher and parent input in order to look at the child as a whole, rather than as a test result.

Because of these combined efforts, our percentage of students of color within students identified for Advanced Learning has increased from 30% to 51% over the past 7 years. Schools across the state and country struggle with this same issue and have used the MPS model of identification to improve their own practices. 

MPS has worked so hard to integrate its Advanced Learning participants. Because research shows that all students – including students with average or below average academic achievement – benefit when students are clustered for Advanced Learning programming, we have chosen as a District to support this format. MPS data shows that schools who cluster show more gains on the MCA testing than those who do not cluster. All children do not learn in the same way and at the same pace. Our goal is that teachers differentiate instruction to meet all students where they are in ability and aptitude. 

 

Why Talent Development?

Children come to school with unique strengths and talents. While some students may show a readiness for a high level of academic challenge, all students deserve and need learning opportunities that help them discover their unique interests and strengths. Our talent development model provides differentiated learning experiences to challenge and engage all students across our system, including our most advanced learners. 

How is Talent Developed?

In Minneapolis Public Schools, our vision is that all students recognize and develop their talents as a result of enrichment and appropriately challenging learning opportunities. We recognize that talent is developed through a process that begins with exposure to many areas interests, building skills and providing learning matched to the increased intellectual demand necessary for advanced achievement. Our K-12 talent development model is structured to nurture academic talent in all children through a continuum of services.

Read more about our approach to enrichment for all learners, services for advanced learners in grades kindergarten through eight, and our advanced academics opportunities in high school.

 

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Notification
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

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