Two public hearings have been scheduled so Kansans can share their comments on revised English Language Proficiency Standards, which help K-12 students who speak limited English be successful in school.
The current English Language Proficiency Standards were adopted in December 2013.
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.
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.
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/Portals/0/CSAS/Content%20Area%20(A-E)/English_Language_Proficiency/Standards/2018%20Kansas%20Standards%20for%20English%20Learners.pdf?ver=2018-07-24-101808-070.
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.
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