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ANNOUNCEMENTS 
May 2nd, 2008

 

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SW ABE - MARSHALL REGION

1.  April Student Intakes & CASAS results should be into Barb by the end of the day on Friday, May 2nd.  The data will be entered as quickly as possible & End of the Year Exit information will be mailed to you next week.  The Exit information will be due back to Barb by May 15th.

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2.    CASAS - Remember that beginning May 1st we will be phasing in the new Life and Works Reading series.  After May 1st we will use only the Life & Works for reading assessments.  You should have received the testing information.  Please call if you have any questions on this.
 
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3.  Spring GED Graduation is set for Sunday, June 8th.  More information will be coming to you at the date gets closer.  You might just want to put it on your calendar now.
 
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4.  Reimbursement Requests - Any outstanding Requests for Reimbursement should be into the ABE Office by June 30th.  This is so they will be paid in the correct fiscal year.  If your school district is planning to request reimbursement on copies you make, please advise them of this date.

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5.  Summer Plans - Some of you have been reporting that you are beginning to make plans for the summer months.  Please let the office know what your plans are in way of holding summer classes.  -- Vacations/days off when there will not be class at your site.  Thanks

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6.  Staff Meeting - It's time to be thinking about a staff meeting.  Following are 3 dates that have tentatively been selected for the meeting.  Please let Barb know by May 15th which one you would prefer.         Friday, June 6th - during the day
                          Saturday, June 7th - during the day
                          Tuesday, June 10th - 4:30 p.m. to about 7:30/8:00 p.m.
For the Friday and Tuesday dates, some of you will need to cancel class. 
 
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7.   Summer Plans - Some of you have been reporting that you are beginning to make plans for the summer months.  Please let the office know what your plans are in way of holding summer classes.  -- Vacations/days off when there will not be class at your site.  Thanks.


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8.   The attached research brief is an article about a study done on reading comprehension strategies for adults. The brief is a long but well-documented study relating comprehension strategies and interventions to the CASAS and GED predictor test of language arts and reading.        Bella

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9.   Attached as a pdf is the latest issue of NetNews. This online newsletter introduces The Complete Story by Story, a contextual model and curriculum for adults learning to read. Story by Story was developed for Beginning Literacy/Beginning ABE and ESL students through supplemental services funding. It is free to any Minnesota ABE teacher or tutor and ordering information is provided on page 5.
Questions or comments can be sent to the author, Marn Frank:    mf@ldaminnesota.org
 

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        Marshall ABE Links                
 

 Southwest ABE - home page for Granite Falls, Jackson, Marshall, and Worthington consortiums.
http://southwestabe.org/  

Marshall ABE Bookmarks - tons of cool bookmarks - educational and non-educational
http://ikeepbookmarks.com/marshallabe  

Tech Tips - Read new and old Tech Tips here.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/techtips.htm  

Reading Skills for Today's Adults - new stories posted regularly 
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/reading_skills_home.htm 

Announcements - Weekly announcements are posted here each week on Friday.
http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/announcements

Barb Glaeser
SW ABE - Marshall
607 West Main
Marshall, MN 56258
507-537-7046
marshallabe@starpoint.net