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Identifying Concerns. Understand the purpose of Concern Statements Use criteria to identify and categorize Concern Statements Draft a Concern Statement. Participant will be able to:. Phase I: Explore What Is. Review and Finalize Migrant Student Profile. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Identifying Concerns

  • Participant will be able to:Understand the purpose of Concern Statements Use criteria to identify and categorize Concern StatementsDraft a Concern Statement

  • Phase I: Explore What IsReview and Finalize Migrant Student ProfileReview Areas of Concern and Write Concern StatementsPrioritize Concern StatementsWrite and Prioritize Need IndicatorsConsider Data Sources

  • Foundation of Concern StatementsBegan with research-based factorsInput from variety of stakeholders in pilot statesCompiled into seven Areas of ConcernConcern Statements are the building blocks of the development of Needs Statements

  • From Goal Area to Need Indicator GOAL AREAAREA OF CONCERNCONCERN STATEMENTNEED INDICATORNEED INDICATORNEED INDICATOR

  • Roots of the Seven Areas of ConcernMigrant workers and their families experience relatively high levels of migration (mobility)They often move from and to other countries (especially Mexico)They are low socio-economic (as a result of the low wages they are paid for their labor)

  • They usually have low levels of educational attainmentThey often feel isolated from the larger community due to cultural adjustment problems and linguistic differences (between the U.S. and their country of origin)

    Roots of the Seven Areas of Concern (Continued)

  • Seven Areas of ConcernEducational ContinuityInstructional TimeSchool EngagementEnglish Language DevelopmentEducational Support in the HomeHealthAccess to Services

  • Areas of Concern: Guiding QuestionsIs this area a concern for migrant students in your state? Why?What aspects of this area of concern are relevant here?Are there additional migrant concerns not reflected in these seven areas?Which areas are the highest priority for data-gathering?

  • Concern Statement CriteriaShould be written to hypothesize about why migrant students, based upon their unique needs as the result of their migrant lifestyle, have performance gaps.Statement should be in the form of We are concerned that.Should take into account all MEP goal areas.

  • Criteria (Continued)Should be stated in terms of concerns of migrant students and their families. Concerns at the school or system level should be recorded and temporarily set aside.Should be simple, straightforward, and cover only one concern in each statement.

  • Concern StatementsWe are concerned that migrant students with high interstate mobility rates are not accruing adequate credits to graduate on time.

    We are concerned that migrant students enrolled in multiple school districts lose instructional time in the core subject areas.

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