The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Language Acquisition plans a routine a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Hill View Montessori Charter Public School during the week of March 6.
Language Acquisition reviews each district’s and charter school’s English Learner Education program every six years to monitor compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Areas of review will include English learners’ student assessments, identification of English learners, what programs English learners are placed in, parent and community involvement, curriculum and instruction, student support services, licensure requirements for faculty, staff and administration, program plans, and evaluation and recordkeeping.
The district will send a survey to the parents of students whose records the review team examines. The survey focuses on key areas of their child’s English Learner Education program. Survey results will be reviewed and contribute to the monitoring report. Parents and other individuals may call Samantha Kodak, chairperson of the Office of Language Acquisition Review at 781-338-3561 to request a telephone interview. Necessary arrangements will be made for those requiring an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview.
Within approximately 60 business days of the visit, Hill View Montessori Charter Public School will receive a report about areas in which the school meets or exceeds regulatory requirements and areas that require assistance to correct or improve practices. The report will be available to the public here.