EL GOAL STATEMENT
All learners will:
- Demonstrate measurable, continuous progress in the development of skills in a variety of academic and nonacademic settings.
- Develop the ability to listen, read, write, speak and process English in a mainstream classroom setting utilizing language from all academic disciplines.
- Demonstrate positive social and behavioral skills necessary for culturally appropriate behavior.
- Demonstrate the ability to become productive citizens in American culture.
All teachers will:
- Understand that English Learners (EL) bring knowledge and life experiences with rich diversity from their own cultures.
- Provide a quality education through modification of curriculum based on EL students' needs.
- Promote students’ growth in academic English, enhance cognitive growth, facilitate academic achievement, and encourage cultural and social adjustments.
- Commit to protecting and respecting the rights of students and their families.
ANNUAL MEASURABLE ACHIEVEMENT OBJECTIVES (AMAO) REPORT
Fridley Public Schools receives funding from Title III, a component of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, which supplements the resources of local school districts to provide quality education to English Learners (ELs) and immigrant students. Districts that receive these funds must meet annual state targets or take corrective action. The annual targets are called Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO).
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) established Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) so that districts can measure the progress of their ELs. The three AMAOs established by NCLB are:
- AMAO 1: Progress – District gains in the percent of ELs making progress learning English.
- AMAO 2: Proficiency – District gains in the percent of ELs becoming proficient in English.
- AMAO 3: Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for ELs – ELs meeting achievement targets on state math and reading assessments and graduation rates.