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English Language Proficiency Standards

Before presenting new or revised curricular standards to the Kansas State Board of Education for adoption, the Kansas State Department of Education’s Career, Standards and Assessment Services team provides the public opportunities to comment. Paper copies of the proposed revised standards will be available at both public hearings, which will take place: • Noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, Maple Room of the Hyatt Regency, 400 West Waterman St. in Wichita. • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, in the Kansas State Department of Education Board Room (Landon State Office Building, Suite 102), 900 S.W. Jackson St. in Topeka. The proposed English Language Proficiency Standards will be posted on the KSDE website (www.ksde.org) for public comment from Wednesday, July 25, to Friday, Aug. 10. They can be accessed at https://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=459. The public can comment on the proposed standards by submitting a letter addressed to the Kansas State Department of Education, Career Standards and Assessment Services Team - Public Comment, 900 S.W. Jackson St., Topeka, KS 66612; sending an email addressed to SESPublicComments@ksde.org; or by attending one of the two public hearings listed above. The proposed standards will be presented to the Kansas State Board of Education at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Early Language Learning/Dual Language Learners

Pre-K English Language Proficiency Standards 2011Guidance for working with preschool children developing multiple languages
The Early Years: Dual Language LearnersWIDA Bulletin focused on approaches to working with pre-school age Dual Language and English Language Learners

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director

Branden Johnson
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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