Developing Proficiency Assessments for High School Dakota Language Learners

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,334
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Department of Education
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Ramsey
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
MN 2017 Session Law, Regular Session, Chapter 91, Article 4 Subd. 9
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$52,334
Direct expenses
$4,989
Administration costs
$47,345
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.1
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Proficiency-based assessments for L/Dakota and Ojibwe to meet the requirement of the Minnesota Bilingual Seals to provide students the opportunity to earn college semester credit, trained raters and feedback from students who have taken the assessments.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Number of students taking the assessments and earning seals. Data on the strengths in language proficiency and data on the number of schools participating in piloting and adminstering the assessments. Qualitative data from student feedback.

Source of Additional Funds

None

Recipient Board Members
State Agency
Project Overview

The project is to develop proficiency assessments for L/Dakota and complete the Ojibwe assessments to enable students to earn college credit

Project Manager
First Name
Ursula
Last Name
Lentz
Organization Name
Minnesota Department of Education
Street Address
1500 Highway 36 W
City
Roseville
State
MN
Zip Code
55113
Phone
651-582-8664
Email
ursula.lentz@state.mn.us