August 19, 2017

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Online GED Transcript & Diploma Request Form

Electronic GED Transcript and Diploma Request Form

Use this form only if you are paying online for a GED Transcript or Diploma. Be sure to click the submit button at the bottom of this form when done. Please one day - one week for processing of your request.

GED Score Change FAQs

The passing score for GED test is now 145 instead of 150.  What this means for you:

  • If you’ve started taking the GED test – or are thinking about it this is great news!
    You’re more likely than ever to earn your diploma!  You now have to score 145 (instead of 150) on each test subject to pass.
  • You won’t see your passing status reflected on your score report until March 1.
    While this score change is effective immediately, your score report won’t be updated until March 1.  Just know that if you earn a 145 or higher on any test subject, you passed!
  • If you scored between 145-149 on a GED test subject in the past, your status has changed from fail to pass.
    Check your email (be sure to check your spam folder too) for a message from MyGED.
  • A few states, including Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina and California are still in the process of adopting this change.
    If you are testing in one of these states that hasn’t yet adopted this change, don’t worry.  Simply continue testing as you normally would.  This change has to go through a formal approval process that will take some extra time.

For more information on these scoring changes click here

GED Constitution Testing

The Constitution test is still a requirement of the G.E.D. testing in Illinois and is administered at no cost.  In order to schedule your constitution test please call 309/736-1111, testing is only given on Friday’s from 9 – 11 AM.  Results are given right away and you may retake the test right then if you failed.  You must have made an appointment to test, no walk-ins.  Please arrive 15 minutes early in order to get through the registration process.

The ROE no longer has study guides, for information and other help please click here

Summary of the Skills and Content Needed to Prepare for the 2014 GED Test

GED Transcript Request

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Transcripts, Diplomas and other related information

If you tested in Rock Island County in Illinois you may request transcript information in one of three ways:

  1.  Come into the Regional Office of Education at 3430 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL and request a transcript/diploma.  You must fill out a request form and pay the $8.00 fee for a transcript or a $10.00 fee for a diploma and show an up-to-date license or State ID. In most cases you may be able to receive the documents immediately.

  2. If you can not come into this office and/or do not/can’t do the online pay please fill out this form and mail in with your payment

  3. If you are from out of town/can not come to this office to receive your documents, you may now pay the fee as indicated below and then you must come back to this page and fill out this form here :

Online pay for Transcript is $11.00 (includes $3.00 card fee)
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Online pay for Diploma is $13.00 (includes $3.00 card fee)
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ParaPro Assessment Test at RIROE

parapro_header_logo_140x72What is the ParaPro Assessment Test?
The ParaPro Assessment Test measures the skills and knowledge in reading, writing and math possessed by prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.  It also measures their ability to apply those skills and knowledge when assisting in classroom instruction.  It was designed to satisfy the requirements of the federally legislated NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT.

Who Takes the Test?
If you are going to apply for a paraprofessional educator license you must have a high school diploma or GED; and must meet one of the following requirements:

  • have completed at least 60 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution
  • hold an Associate/Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • completed and earned the following scores on the Work Keys test:  Reading for Information (4), Writing/Business Writing (3), Applied Math (4)
  • Or you must present an official score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS) showing a score of 460 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment Test

How, Where and Who?
The test takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to complete and is completed on the computer.  Test subjects include: reading, writing, and math.  There are 90 multiple choice questions, approximately 2/3 of which focus on basic skills and knowledge.  The remaining 1/3 focuses on applying skills in the classroom and the complete test questions are given in English.

Registration, Cost, Results
To register for the ParaPro test please contact the ROE at 309/736-1111.  The Cost for this test is $65 cash or you can use a debit or credit card for a cost of $68.00.  You will be able to access, view and download scores after the test but official score reports will be mailed to test takers approximately 2-3 weeks from the date of the test.  If you do not pass the ParaPro Test you must wait upto 21 days before you can retake it.

ISBE Licensure Fees
You must go to www.isbe.net click on “ELIS” create an account for a ParaProfessional License and fill out the application.  The cost of the license on ISBE is $101.75 ($100 for license and $1.75 card fee) then once you have been approved for the license you must submit your high school diploma and either a official transcript showing your 60 or more semester hours; or Associates/Bachelors Degree; or test results from either the ParaPro Assessment test or Work Keys test.  Don’t forget once all of this has been approved you must register your license in the county that you are going to be working in!  There is a fee of $51.75 for registering your license ($50.00 for license and $1.75 card fee).

Click here for help to register for your ParaProfessional License

Paraprofessional Requirements and Testing Information

To qualify for an Educator License with stipulations endorsed for Paraprofessional you must be at least 20 years of age and one of the following three options must be demonstrated:

1.  Completed 60 semester hours of college credit at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (evidence is an official transcript) OR

2.  Obtained an associate degree (or higher) at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (evidence is an official transcript) OR

3.  Meet a formal State assessment by ONE Of the following means:

1.  Passed the TS ParaPro assessment with a score of 460 or higher (evidence is an official score report) (for registration information to schedule this test please click here)
2. Passed the applicable ACT WorkKeys assessments (applied Mathematics-4, Reading for Information-4, Writing/Business Writing-3)

Application Process:

1.  A submitted application and fee in the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) and
2.  Evidence of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (GED) is necessary if you do not have the college semester hours; and
3. One of the following:
*Official transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university; OR
*A copy of the ETS ParaPro score report (460 or higher) OR
*A copy of the WorkKeys score report (applied Mathematics-4, Reading for Information-4, Writing/Business Writing-3)

To be official, transcripts must be submitted in an envelope sealed by the college or university or be sent directly by the institution.  Transcripts received that are not in a sealed envelope from the university or not sent directly from the university will be considered unofficial and cannot be used for evaluation purposes.

A $100 application fee is required and will be paid online at www.isbe.net when the application is submitted.   

The Parapro test is given at the RIROE on Thursdays at 9 AM or 2 PM.  If you would like to schedule a test please call 309/736-1111, the cost for the Parapro test is $65.00.  If you would like some study material for the ParaPro test click here

Please submit your documentation (transcripts, Parapro test scores, diploma) to:

Regional Office of Education
Attn: Brandi Schwanke
3430 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265

For more information on the Parapro test click here

 

Additional Services Provided

 

  • Fingerprinting Services (The Firm) provided Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Illinois Licensure Teacher Testing System (ILTS) Tuesday & Thursday please click on link (ILTS) to schedule your testing

  • GED Testing Site provided Tuesday & Thursdays please go to (Pearson VUE) to sign up and register

  • GED Constitution Testing provided each Friday please call 309/736-1111 to schedule a test

  • Paraprofessional Testing provided on Tuesday & Thursday please call 309/736-1111 to schedule a test or for more information click here

 

Directions to our location:

  • From the North:  280E/US-61 S.  Keep straight onto I-74 E/ I-280 E.  At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West/US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the West:  I-280 W Merge onto I-74 W/US-6 W via Exit 5A toward Moline.  Merge onto John Deere Rd/IL-5 via Exit 4B.  Turn left onto 60th Street which becomes Kennedy Dr.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your left is the location.  Turn left onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the West: I-88W/92.  Turns into Rt 5/92. Take 74W/Highway 6.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the East:  280 W.  At exit 5B, take ramp right for US-6 East toward Quad City/Airport.  Take ramp right for I-280 East/I-74 East toward Chicago/Peoria.  At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West / US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  Turn right onto Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the East: I-80 E take 74 E.  Cross over the river to IL. take 2nd Exit to Avenue of the Cities travel East to 34th Street.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.
  • From the South:  I-280 E. Keep straight onto I-74 E. / I-280 E. At exit 18B, take ramp right for I-74 West/US-6 West toward Moline.  At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Avenue of the Cities.  At light on intersection of 34th Street and Avenue of the Cities the Coolidge School Building on your right is the location.  Turn Right onto 34th Street and then a left into the parking lot.

 

Statewide System of Support Foundational Services

ROEISC_Med (3)The Illinois State Board of Education has partnered with the Illinois Center for School Improvement, Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service Centers across the state to deliver high quality, coordinated and consistent professional development, technical assistance and networking which establish the Foundational Services delivery framework under the Statewide System of Support.

The seven areas include:

Continuous Improvement Planning (CIP), using Rising Star on the Illinois Interactive Report Card

    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in ELA
    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core in mathematics
    • Balanced Assessment/PARCC
    • Teacher Evaluation
    • Family Engagement
    • The New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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BALANCED ASSESSMENT

#11487  Classroom Assessment’s in a Balanced Assessment Framework
In a balanced assessment framework all assessments have a place in the school setting.  In this information rich mdule ISBE’s Guiding Principles for Classroom ASsessment will be reviewed.  The Foundations of Good Assessments, Uses of Assessments, and the Characteristics of Quality Classroom Assessments (Formative, Interim, and Summative) will be explored and discussed.  Teachers will leave having a vision of their own assessment literacy, and how it fits within a Balanced Assessment Framework.
Date:  September 20, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers
Presenters:  Nancy Galbraith & Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  9/13/2017

#11490  How Writing can Improve Reading
Writing instruction can impact students’ reading skills and comprehension!  This workshop will provide guidance on how teachers can use writing instruction to strengthen students’ reading performance.  During this workshop, we will develop an understanding of the three recommended writing practices to enhance students’ reading, identify strategies aligned to each recommended practice,  identify components of the recommended practices that match PARCC writing tasks, compose a classroom task that aligns with the WRiting to REad research, and locate resources to help with the implementation of these practices.  Join us!
Date:  October 11, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers
Presenters:  Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  10/4/2017

#11489  Illinois Literacy in Action
This resource-rich professional development workshop will provide educators with instructional practices to implement the New Illinois Standards for Writing.  The Writing Matters website will be used to facilitate the various writing tasks necessary to meet the standards and prepare for PARCC.  Participants will be able to define and describe the attributes of the 10 Writing Standards, explain how the Standards support the three types of writing, and identify mentor texts as a key resource.  Strategies and resources will be shared.
Date:  October 17, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers
Presenters:  Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  10/10/2017

 

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FOUNDATIONAL SERVICES TEACHER EVALUATION


Grade-level Student Learning Objective Networking Sessions

It is often said that teachers learn best from each other.  This SLO Networking sessions will allow teachers time to share, inquire, and collaborate regarding the details of their Student Learning Objectives.  Participants will review their goals, the measures they use to determine student growth, and their assessments.  Networking sessions allow participants to lead the discussion, presenting ideas and situations which they may want to hear what others in similar grade levels are doing.  This is an opportunity to hear what peers from within and outside your school district are doing in this area.  A review of SLO components and their purpose will be presented within the session.  Participants should bring their completed SLO’s and assessments. All teachers and teams are invited, you may select your networking session by grade level, all sessions will be held at the ROE in Moline.

#11483 For 2nd Grade Teachers

Date: August 31, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Registration Deadline:  8/24/2017

#11484 For 3rd – 6th Grade Teachers

Date: Sept 6, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Registration Deadline:  8/31/2017

#11485 For 7th – 12th Grade Teachers

Date: Sept 7, 2017

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Registration Deadline:  9/1/2017

 

 

FOUNDATIONAL SERVICES FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

#11486  Tools to Guide your School/District’s Family Engagement Work and Plan Development

Are you looking for data to guide your Family Engagement work?  Do your 5 Essential Survey results show a need to improve in the area of Family Engagement? Looking for a systematic, research-sound, easy instrument to guide your decision-making as you develop your plan?  Look no further…During this workshop participants will learn how to use the Illinois State Board of Education’s Family Engagement Framework and Action Planning Tool.  The tool will assist in developing and expanding school-family partnerships to support student learning and healthy development.  Participants will also be given an opportunity to analyze and dig deeper into their 5 Essential Survey results which may be used to support the development of their Family Engagemtn Plan.  Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop/tablet and their 5 Essential Survey results.
Date:  September 11, 2017
Time:  9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Location:  ROE Moline
Audience:  Teachers, Family Liaisons, School/District Teams, Administrators
Presenters:  Nancy Galbraith & Deb Taber
Registration Deadline:  9/4/2017

 

 

MATH

Math Number Talks & Jo Boaler

Included will be patterns, number sense, operation sense, algebraic thinking, fractions, and growth mindset. We will connect the classroom activities to the Common Core State Standards for Math and the Math Practices.

Bring a laptop or device, as we will be accessing online teaching resources. Note for those desiring to attend all day: Participants may attend both the grades 1-4 (morning session) & the grades 5-8 (afternoon session). There will be some overlap in the basic notions, but the classroom activities will be at different levels. Also, participants attending both workshops may want to bring a lunch, as there will only be a 30 minute break. Lunch is on your own.

#11523 Grades 1-4

Date:   October 24, 2017

Time:   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: ROE Moline

Registration Deadline: 10/17/2017

 

#11524 Grades 5-8

Date:   October 24, 2017

Time:   12:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: ROE Moline

Registration Deadline: 10/17/2017

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

#11522 The Brockport Physical Fitness Assessment Training

ISBE now mandates that each student in grade levels 3-12 must be administered one of two assessments-the Physical Fitness Assessment (FitnessGram) or the Brockport Physical Fitness Assessment, which is the adapted version of FitnessGram for students with disabilities. Having an IEP does not excuse a student from these assessments. In addition to administering the assessments each school year, every school must then report the assessment scores of grade levels 5, 7 and 10 to the Illinois State Board of Education by June 30th. During the Brockport Physical Fitness Assessment for students with disabilities presentation, educators will learn how to classify each of their students in order to give the proper FitnessGram and/or Brockport assessments, how to choose and administer each of the 27 different assessment choices, as well as shown how to access the resources needed to report the scores to ISBE in a timely fashion. Presenter and Adapted Physical Education Specialist, Charlie Rowe, has provided a wide variety of Adapted Physical Education services to more than 40 schools across Chicagoland. These services include the teaching of self-contained and Reverse Inclusion APE classes, direct APE services in both PE and APE settings, providing consult APE services to staff, as well as APE student evaluations. The Brockport Physical Fitness Assessment presentation is directed to elementary, middle and high school Physical and Adapted Physical Educators. It is also beneficial for Special Education teachers and Physical Therapists to attend as well. In order to administer the assessments, each school district will need a copy of the Brockport Test Manual which can be found here: www.humankinetics.com/brockportphysicalfitnesstestmanual2e please bring your manual to the training.

Date:  November 6, 2017

Time:  1:00 – 3:15 PM

Location:  ROE Moline

Cost:  $30.00

Hours: 2

Presenter: Charlie Rowe, Adapted PE Spec

Audience: K-12 PE Teachers Spec Ed Teacher and Physical Therapists

Registration Deadline:  10/16/2017

 

 

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SCIENCE

NGSS Networking –Collaborating with Colleagues to Share Ideas and Develop Aligned Units

Bring your colleagues and join forces with others at this series of networking sessions to collaborate on the development of a fully-aligned NGSS unit for use in the classroom. Each session will provide time for content groups to meet and work together to develop units for use in your classroom. Resources, support, and strategies will be shared along the way. Please bring materials you’ll need to work on your unit.

TWO GRADE LEVELS TO CHOOSE FROM

#11520 Grades 5-8

DATES:         Oct. 11, Dec. 13, 2017 & Feb. 7 & April 11, 2018

TIME:           4:30 – 7:30 PM each day

COST:           $50

LOCATION:   ROE Moline

AUDIENCE:   5th – 8th Teachers & Administrators

PRESENTER: Sara Ryner

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 10/4/2017

#11519 High School

DATES:         Oct. 11, Dec. 13, 2017 &  Feb. 7 & April 11, 2018

TIME:           4:30 – 7:30 PM each day

COST:           $50

LOCATION:   ROE Moline

AUDIENCE:   9th-12th Teachers & Administrators

PRESENTER: Amy Sandgren

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 10/4/2017

#11521  Assessment and the NGSS: Three Dimensional Science Assessment

This two day workshop will focus on how to build quality three-dimensional classroom assessments in K-12 science, necessary for alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The session is designed for teachers and administrators who are familiar with NGSS and three-dimensional learning. The training will incorporate quality classroom assessment         materials along with current work in three-dimensional science assessment.

Information included in this training:

– What is three-dimensional assessment and how is it different from other assessments?

– Why do I need to learn how to use three-dimensional assessment?

– How do I assess three-dimensional learning as required by the NGSS?

– Assessment literacy for designing quality classroom assessments

– Reviewing and evaluating current assessments

One Grad Credit from Aurora University is available for an additional $125 payable the first day of the workshop.

Dates:  January 13 & 20, 2018
Times:  8:30 AM – 3:30 PM both days
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $50.00
Hours:  12
Audience:  K-12th grade teachers
Presenters:  Sara Ryner & Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  1/6/2018

 

#11518  NGSS:  Unit Alignment in a Three-Dimensional Science Classroom

This multi-day course will prepare teachers to create a three-dimensional science clasasroom and develop aligned units where the love of scientific discovery comes to life within your students! From the basics of NGSS to aligned units, this course provides a comprehensive coverage of the foundations of the standards.  Participants will:  Discover the three dimensions of the NGSS; experience thee-dimensional science lessons, learn how to read the NGSS, utilize multiple NGSS resources and tools to ensure alignment, learn the unit development process called story lining, and use these steps of story lining to develop an aligned unit for your classroom.  This course is available for 3 semester hours of grad credit from Aurora University for an additional fee of $325.00.

Dates & Times:  October 7, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Oct. 20, 4:30 – 8 PM; Oct. 21, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Nov 3, 4:30 – 8 PM; Nov. 4, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM; Nov 17, 4:30 – 8 PM and Nov 18, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (you must attend all dates)
Location:  ROE Moline
Cost:  $100.00
Hours:  32
Audience:  K-12th grade teachers
Presenters:  Sara Ryner & Amy Sandgren
Registration Deadline:  10/1/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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