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McKinney Vento- Homeless

McKinney-Vento (Homeless)

Families in certain transitional living situations are eligible for McKinney-Vento Services. Which of these most accurately describes your residence:
  • Living in motel, hotel, or camping grounds, due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations
  • Due to a loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reason, we are sharing the housing of others
  • Lack stable housing and are moving from place to place, in between homes, or “couch surfing”
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters (Turning Point etc.)
  • Living in a public or private place not designed for habitation (car, park, abandoned building)
  • Unaccompanied Youth
  • Children In Foster Care

 Enrollment  and Food Assistance forms include Homeless status.

Upon enrollment in any MSD Steuben County School or during anytime of current enrollment, parents may contact the school to notify them of Homeless Status. 
Other Contacts:

McKinney Vento Liaison (Director of Curriculum) 260-665-2854
Food Service: 260-665-2854

Indiana Department of Education 

McKinney Vento District Plan
McKinney Vento District Plan Spanish
Residency Form
Residency Form Spanish
A Parent s Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Student Assessment

State Assessments  Assessment Name            Assessment Window   Begins Assessment Window Ends
Grades 3-8  ILEARN (online) April 20,2020 May 15, 2020
Grade 10 ISTEP + Parts I & II Multiple Choice &
Applied Skills (online)
February 24, 2020
April 6, 2020
March 20, 2020
May 1, 2020
Grade 10 ISTEP Parts I & II Spring Retest February 3, 2020 February 28, 2020
Grade 3 IREAD 3  spring (online) March 16, 2020 April 3, 2020
Grades 3-8 & 10 IAM (online) April 6, 2020 May 15, 2020
Grades K-12 WIDA ACESS English Language Learners
(online 1-12) (K paper)
January 13, 2020 February 28, 2020
Grade 10-11 PSAT October 16, 2019  
Formative Assessments NWEA August 26, 2019 September 20, 2019
  NWEA December 2, 2019 January 10, 2020
  NWEA March 30, 2020 May 22, 2020

ILEARN measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana Academic Standards. ILEARN is the summative accountability assessment for Indiana students and assesses: English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8); Mathematics (Grades 3-8); Science (Grades 4 and 6); Social Studies (Grade 5); Biology (High School)  Parent Information Brochure and Información para Familias sobre la Evaluación ILEARN

I AM measures student achievement and growth according to Indiana’s Content Connectors aligned to the Indiana Academic Standards. I AM is the summative accountability assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and 10. It assesses: English/Language Arts (Grades 3-8 and 10); Mathematics (Grades 3-8 and 10); Science (Grades 4, 6, and Biology); Social Studies (Grade 5). 
Family Brochure

Indiana Statewide Testing of Educational Progress (ISTEP +) ECA
The purpose of the Algebra I and English 10 End of Course Assessments (ECAs) is to serve as the graduation examination requirement. ISTEP+ ECA assesses the following:English/Language Arts; Mathematics

English Learner Assessment (WIDA)
The purpose of the English Learner assessment is to determine a student's level of English proficiency. The placement test, administered upon the student's arrival in the United States, is used to determine the EL services appropriate for the student. The annual assessment, administered in January and February, is used to determine the student's current level of English proficiency and for accountability purposes.

The purpose of the Indiana Reading Evaluation And Determination (IREAD-3) assessment is to measure foundational reading standards through grade three. Based on the Indiana Academic Standards, IREAD-3 is a summative assessment given to all third grade students, that was developed in accordance with House Enrolled Act 1367

Cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) — often shortened to PSAT — is a standardized test targeting 10th and 11th graders across the U.S. 

Indiana Formative Assessment Tools
MSD of Steuben County has selected NWEA for E/LA and Math for formative assessments.  These formative tools monitor students' growth toward meeting state standards and are given three times per year.

Click here for additional information on Indiana’s Assessment System.     

Exceptional Learners

The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County provides services for students with high ability in language arts, mathematics, and general intellectual in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. Services include differentiated regular classroom instruction, cluster resource groups at the elementary, self-contained advanced classes, and cluster groups at the middle school level, and honors, Advance Placement and dual credit courses at the high school level.

The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County provides services in the following exceptionality areas:
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Blind or low vision, Cognitive Disability, Deaf or hard of hearing
Developmental Delay (Early Intervention), Emotional Disability, Language or speech impairment, and
Multiple Disabilities, within the district and through our four county special education cooperative including Steuben, DeKalb, Lagrange, and Noble counties. In compliance with Special Education Rules Title 511 Rule 34 any parent of a home schooled child who resides within the district's boundaries witha disabled child or supected of having a disability may contact Kathy Bahr, Special Education Coordinator at 665-2854 Ext: 1304 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Metropolitan School District provides services to English Learner students enrolled within our district in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. Services include pull-out resource and extended literacy time at the elementary and resource classes at the middle and high school levels.  New students to the District are given the W-APT to determine their English Proficiency Level.  Al Limited English Proficient students are administered the World- Class Instructional Design and Assessment WIDA annually to measure proficiency growth.  Services are provided based on WIDA Standards and Descriptors.


Title I Program

Title I, Part A is the oldest and largest federal funded program which provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or high percentages of poverty to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title I is directly connected to ESSA regulations.   Each elementary school receiving Title I funding provides intervention for children identified as most in need of educational help in English/language arts and mathematics. The school sets goals for improvement, measures student progress, and implements programs that supplement regular classroom instruction.  Carlin Park Elementary, Hendry Park Elementary, and Pleasant Lake Elementary schools serve students through TAS programming which serves targeted children who are the least successful.
 Parents are an important part of all aspects of the program. Please click on the Parent Information links below to learn more.
District Parent & Family Engagement Policy
District Parent & Family Engagment Policy Spanish
Parent Brochure
Parent Brochure Spanish
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