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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO.:   110

POLICY CODE: ILBB/IHBEA

 

 

TO:                  Superintendents of Schools, Principals, LEP Coordinators, and Guidance Counselors
                       
FROM:           Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

 DATE:            March 6, 2006

RE:                  MEA Testing and Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students

On February 20, 2004, U.S Department of Education Secretary Rodney Paige announced federal policies regarding testing and calculating annual yearly progress (AYP) for LEP students, new to U.S. schools, under the No Child Left Behind Act.  To align state and federal policy on this matter, the MEA program will follow this directive.  For Maine schools, the following considerations should occur:

You may access the full text of Secretary Paige’s policy announcement at http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2004/02/02192004.html