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Early Literacy Support

Two new screeners and one new diagnostic assessment House Bill 1590 now allows two of the screeners to be provided using funding under the Formative (Interim) Assessment Grant. (The list can be found in Appendix A of 2023-2024 Dyslexia Programming Guidance for Schools.) Schools must select one vendor to administer the universal dyslexia screener to ensure students are identified using a research-based measure.  Schools are required to report dyslexia information for the previous school year on their website by Saturday, July 15. This information should include the dyslexia intervention programs that were used during the previous school year to assist students with dyslexia, the number of students during the school year who received dyslexia intervention, and the total number of students identified with dyslexia.


Assessment Support

ILEARN CRS Support Session

Your ILEARN scores are now being shared via CRS. Join me, Michelle, for a work session to explore the new platform in a virtual platform with your peers.

Time will be built in for us to explore, problem-solve, and share resources.

June 15 @ 10:00 EST/9:00 CST
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Legislative Updates
May SBOE Meeting Presentation
Overview of Recent Education Legislation
Spring 2023 Standards Implementation - Memo for Schools

Reminder: The new and revised standards are to be presented for approval at the next SBOE meeting on June 7.  SBOE: Live Video ( Look for more from our service centers this summer of PD to support all of these changes!

Tier 1 Support

The Educational Service Centers of Indiana have joined together to create Strengthening the Core.

This series of events will focus on improving Tier-1 instruction for all stakeholders.

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Helpful Grant Resources
REMINDER: Title Grants and Support Monthly Coffee Chats Grab your favorite cup of coffee and join the Title Grants and Support team for monthly Coffee Chats. Chats have moved to the last Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. ET. The link will always be the same. Join us via Microsoft Teams here. This month’s topic covers the Next Gen SIG Grant with a question and answer session at the end. Contact with any questions or suggestions for topics.

STEM Updates and Opportunities

Indiana STEM Educator Expansion Program (I-STEM) Registration Now Available - IntIDOE is partnering with the Educational Service Centers (ESCs) of Indiana to launch the I-STEM partnership. I-STEM provides support for both currently licensed teachers in non-STEM areas and prospective teachers who are not licensed and hold a bachelor’s degree to become licensed to teach in a STEM content area. IDOE has identified eligible STEM content areas as life science, chemistry, earth/space science, physics, physical science, computer science, technology education, and mathematics. Click here for more information and registration.

      I-STEM FAQ      

NEW: 2023-2024 STEM Certification Guidelines Now Available - IDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning has released updated guidance for the 2023-2024 STEM Certification application process for schools seeking STEM Certification for the first time or that wish to recertify. View guidance for K-8 STEM Certification here and Secondary STEM Certification here. Applications are due Friday, October 27. Schools interested in applying for STEM Certification are encouraged to review information regarding schools that have achieved STEM Certification. Contact IDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions. 
REMINDER: Required STEM Curriculum Survey Pursuant to Indiana Code (IC) 20-20-5.5-2(h), IDOE will conduct a statewide survey to determine what curricular materials have been adopted for teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in each state-accredited school. A designee from each public school corporation, public charter school, and state-accredited non-public school is required to complete this survey by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 16. If a school corporation maintains consistent curriculum adoption across grade levels and schools within the corporation, then only a single submission for the corporation is required. Please contact IDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions.
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       From the IDOE: EdData Releases New Student-level Reports

Check it Out: Additional student-level reports are available behind the LINK Portal

These reports are available to superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, counselors, and data administrators. In addition, security coordinators may assign the following roles to provide access: “School Administrator,” “LEA Administrator,” or “Data Viewer.” 
Dr. Michelle Grewe
Director of Professional Learning @ NIESC and NWIESC
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