November 8, 2010


ISBE DELL E-Broadcast 2010.196 – Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus – Nov. 19th and ACCESS for ELLs® Ordering Deadline closes November 12th

Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus – November 19th

Districts and members of their communities are invited to the Eighth Annual Conference of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation to be held on Friday, November 19, 2010, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. 

The conference focuses on four fundamental topics of major concern to the Latino community – education, the economy, immigration, and health care reform.  Any member of your Latino community who seeks information about emerging policies that may profoundly affect their family’s well-being, should be encouraged to register.  The cost for the entire day, including breakfast and the Scholarship Luncheon, is $25.00.  For details and information please go to http://isbe.net/bilingual/pdfs/ILLCF_brochure10.pdf
ACCESS for ELLs® Ordering Deadline closes November 12th

This is a reminder that Friday, November 12th is the deadline for ordering ACCESS for ELLs® testing materials.  All identified English Language Learners (ELLs) must be tested annually.  This year’s testing window is scheduled from January 11 – February 19, 2010.  For details on ordering materials and the testing window, please go to the Student Assessment ACCESS page at http://www.isbe.net/bilingual/htmls/access.htm