2300 West Main Street, Mendota, IL 61342
Phone- 815-539-7446, Bilingual- 815-539-5193
Fax- 815-539-3103


BPAC Spring Dinner Meeting


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    Wednesday, May 17 at 5 PM - 8 PM
    De La "O" Restaurant, 720 Illinois Ave, Mendota, IL 6134

Nina Montero, MS, LPC
Evolution Counseling

May 1, 2017

Dear Parents: 

 Retroactive to the 2016-2017 school year, the required score for reclassification on ACCESS 2.0 is a 4.8 composite.  There is no longer a  domain specific score requirement.

Linked here are letters in English and Spanish. The letters explaining the updated requirement is from ISBE.




Proficiency Level Changes by WIDA

The Illinois English proficiency criteria

 for ACCESS testing (5.0 overall and 4.2 in reading and writing) were implemented in SY 2013-14 and remain unchanged for SY 2016-17. However, WIDA recently re-examined the ACCESS performance standards and made changes. Most WIDA Proficiency levels (1.0 through 6.0) will require students to get more right answers in 2016-17 than in previous years. This was done in response to the national trend of states adopting more rigorous academic achievement standards for college and career readiness. Information is on WIDA’s website. More information is available on the WIDA website, WIDA held webinars on March 10th and 14th to explain these changes, and suggest ways to communicate their impact to students, families, administrators, and other educators. A recording is posted here,  (61:40).


Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents Information!

**Parents are asked to please submit registration requests to Mendota High School directly.  MHS is allowed to bring up to 8 participants.

Parent Summit Registration Form

The Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents provides a rich mix of information about issues of critical importance to parents from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds. Top speakers are joined by experts and panels on such topics as pathways to academic success, enhanced parental participation in schools, immigration issues, U.S. citizenship, bilingual education programs, community college services, effective parenting  techniques, health care alternatives, and much more.

The Twelfth Annual Statewide Summit for Bilingual Parents will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Hilton/Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, Illinois.

The cost to attend is $25 per person (includes breakfast and lunch) and districts can bring up to 8 participants.

IMPORTANT — Because of the change in registration fees this year, districts will no longer be reimbursed for registration, lodging, or travel. Also, please note there will be no onsite registration.

Registration forms must be received by Thursday, April 27, 2017. No on-site registration. FAXED REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  



Bilingual Parent and Student Meeting

March 21, 2017


5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Meeting called by

BPAC Committee



  1. Welcome                                                                              Sara Escatel and Adrianne Espinoza
  2. Introduction of Crystal Ramirez, Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  3. Next meeting date/time/suggestions
  4. Questions

Next BPAC meeting date and time is the following:  May 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  Agenda will include the 1:1 Technology Initiative.