Early Literacy Implementation (ELI)
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Summer 2015 Training Registration Information
Early Literacy Implementation Training: K-6 (Iowa TIER and FAST) - The following training opportunities are available to districts and non-public schools that would like to use Iowa TIER and FAST to universally screen and progress monitor the early literacy skills of K-6 students. Recall that FAST is one of the approved tools that public districts may use to meet the screening and monitoring components of the Early Literacy Implementation requirements (Iowa Code section 279.68). Training content and outcomes will be the same as summer 2014. Districts that attend last summer are not required to attend, but may send staff if interested. Attendance is required though for districts who did not attend during the summer of 2014 and plan to use Iowa TIER and FAST during the 2015-2016 school year. Dates and locations are listed along with links to the site that will process registration. Note that participants will have the option to register with or without purchasing the student stimulus materials binders. Registration will close on May 8.
|June 4||Des Moines||Iowa EventsCenter||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE033299991601INV|
|June 10||Council Bluffs||Iowa Western Community College||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE033299131601INV|
|June 11||Storm Lake||Buena Vista University||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE033299611601INV|
|June 12||Dubuque||Grand River Center||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE033299991602INV|
|June 26||Ottumwa||Great Prairie AEA office||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE033292151601INV|
|August 12||Ottumwa||Great Prairie AEA office||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE033292151602INV|
|August 14||Des Moines||Iowa Events Center||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE033299991603INV|
IGDI Training - Preschool Literacy Training - The following training opportunities are available to districts and non-public schools that would like to use Iowa TIER and the IGDIs to universally screen the early literacy skills of its four-year old preschool students. Dates and locations are listed below with links to the site that will process registration. Registration will close on May 8.
|June 4||Des Moines||Iowa EventsCenter||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE034399991601INV|
|June 11||Storm Lake||Buena Vista University||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE034399611601INV|
|June 12||Dubuque||Grand River Center||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE034399991602INV|
|June 26||Ottumwa||Great Prairie AEA office||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE034392151601INV|
|August 14||Des Moines||Iowa Events Center||https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4dcgi/RE034399991603INV|
Minimum technology requirements:
For districts served by and AEA other than Heartland AEA 11: Disregard the group registration option. Attendees will need to register individually. Group registration is available only to districts served by Heartland AEA 11.
Iowa Code section 279.68 and 281--Iowa Administrative Code 62 promote effective evidence-based programming, instruction and assessment practices across schools to support all students to become proficient readers by the end of the third grade. General requirements of Iowa Code section 279.68 and 281--Iowa Administrative Code 62 are listed below. All requirements go into effect immediately and are expected to be implemented no later than August 1, 2014 unless otherwise indicated.
- Provision of universal screening in reading for students in kindergarten through third grade
- Progress monitoring for students who exhibit a substantial deficiency in reading
- Provision of intensive instruction – including 90 minutes daily of scientific, research-based reading instruction - for students who exhibit a substantial deficiency in reading
- Notice to parents that a student exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading, including strategies the parents can use at home to help the child succeed
- Notice to parents of such a student’s subsequent progress
- Provision of an evidence-based summer reading program for students who exhibit a substantial deficiency in reading (Effective May 1, 2017)
- Retention of any student who is not proficient in reading by the end of the third grade, did not attend the summer reading program, and does not qualify for a good cause exemption from the retention requirement (Effective May 1, 2017)
The purpose of the guidance documents are to aid Iowa’s public school districts in (1) interpreting and implementing Iowa Code section 279.68, and (2) determining how best to use the funds provided by this code.
- Early Literacy Guidance (2014-08-26) provides the specific requirements and permitted actions by public school districts, frequently asked questions, and definition of terms.
- Early Literacy Implementation - Budget Guidance provides districts with a brief guide regarding how best to use funds.
- Early Literacy Implementation - IowaGrants Access Instructions provide brief instructions on how to submit for funds. For questions regarding this process, contact Meredith MacQuigg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ELI Guidance: Identification of Students with Substantial Deficiency
Technical Assistance Sessions
- Substantal Deficiency: Fall, Winter and Spring Benchmarking - May 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- Transitional Kindergarten: Kindergarten-May 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
- Iowa TIER Reporting: Progress Monitoring and Interventions for Non-FAST Schools - Mary 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
- Iowa TIER Reporting: Substantial Deficiency - May 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Archived Webinars,Supporting Documents, and Information
Early Literacy Guidance Webinars
Reviewed Literacy Interventions
Early Literacy Interventions Reviewed List - This document contains summary information regarding the Iowa Department of Education’s review of PK-12 literacy interventions.
Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring Assessments
Approved Literacy Assessments - A list of approved universal screening and progress monitoring assessments.
- Technology Requirements
- Technology Requirements for Iowa TIER and FAST - Lists specific technology requirements to access Iowa TIER and FAST .
- Technology Requirements for Iowa TIER and IGDIs - Lists specific technology requirements to access Iowa TIER and IGDIs.
- Setting Up an A&A Account
- Instructions for school leaders running “portal parties” - assisting in setup of individual A&A accounts
- Video addressing basic A&A setup: http://vimeo.com/iowatier/review/99264352/f283033346
- Video addressing common A&A problems: http://vimeo.com/iowatier/review/99264353/902dab3d7f
- Directions to set up data flow to Iowa TIER - Includes timeline and due dates.
- Required Data Entry in SIS for Iowa TIER 2014-2015
- Infinite Campus directions for adding Iowa TIER roles
- PowerSchool directions for adding Iowa TIER roles
- Additional Access setup steps for Powerschool Users
- JMC directions for adding Iowa TIER roles
- Iowa TIER is the state's database through which districts may access FAST and IGDIs.
- Formative Assessment System for Teachers or FAST is the state’s universal screening assessment and progress monitoring assessment for Kindergarten through Sixth grade students.
- Individual Growth and Development Indicators or IGDIs is the state’s universal screening assessment for preschool four-year old children.
Iowa TIER and FAST/IGDIs
Send email questions regarding Iowa TIER access and/or FAST/IGDIs universal screening administration to email@example.com and support personnel will get back to you as soon as possible.