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Archived FedPro Message

Updated Immigrant Data

List Serve Message Date:  June 11, 2009

We plan on updating your district’s immigrant count periodically with the changes that are made in the April 2009 MOSIS Student Core file.  It was updated today.  If your district has data not available, then your April MOSIS file has not been certified.  All students who are coded as “Y” in the immigrant field in MOSIS are included in your immigrant count.  Based on the definition of immigrant, the number of months in the USA does not adequately allow districts to report their immigrant students.  Please review the definition below of immigrant and make sure your district is coding immigrant students correctly.

Your district’s immigrant count can be found at: http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/fedprog/financialmanagement/.  Please review this data closely as it will have changed from Monday, June 8, 2009.

Below is guidance on how immigrant students should be coded in MOSIS.

Immigrant should equal Y in MOSIS.

Title III –  If your district receives Title III-Immigrant funds and the immigrant student is receiving Title III services, then you would select yes for Title III.

 

Definitions:

Immigrant (NCLB, 3301 (6)) – Designation for students who are ages 3 through 21, were not born in any State, and who have not been attending one or more schools in any one or more State for more than three full academic years. 

State (NCLB, 3301 (14)) – The term “State” means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Number of Months in USA – This identifies the number of months (cumulative) that an LEP/ELL or Immigrant student has been in the United States as of April 1st for the reporting year.  (This is used for AYP and APR purposes for your LEP/ELL students.) 

 

If you have not certified your April 2009 MOSIS Student Core file, please contact kim.oligschlaeger@dese.mo.gov by June 17, 2009 indicating your school district name and the correct count.  You will need to submit or resubmit your April 2009 MOSIS Student Core file by June 17, 2009, if your information is incorrect.  Your district’s immigrant count is used for the Title III-Immigrant allocation and required reporting to the United States Department of Education. If your information is correct, you will not need to contact our office.  It is very important that information completed in MOSIS is accurate and reliable. 

Kim Oligschlaeger, Supervisor

Accountability Data and Accreditation Section and the
Federal Grants and Financial Management Unit

Phone:  573-751-3543    Fax 573-526-6698