Identification & Recruitment
The Oregon Migrant Education Service Center (OMESC) provides statewide training and technical assistance to Migrant Education Program (MEP) recruiters in Oregon. Recruiters are hired by their MEP region in which they serve. Newly hired recruiters must be trained and certified by the OMESC before they can recruit and complete a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The recruiter's training plan includes a full day training on Child Eligibility, MEP Non-Regulator Guidance (NRG), completion of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE), interviewing techniques, pre-post assessments, and field experience with a mentor.
Title I-C Migrant Education Program requires states to comply with implementing an Identification & Recruitment quality control process to enforce the Federal Regulation CFR 200.81. The Oregon Department of Education has contracted with the OMESC to carry out these requirements.
Some of the quality control processes include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Reviewing and examining all COEs in the state for accuracy and eligibility
- Conducting re-interview to validate eligibility determination
- Providing continuous training/education to MEP staff on latest rulings
- Providing interviewing techniques
- Planning ID&R and outreach strategies
2020-2021 Re-Interview Map
Annual ID&R Online Assessment 2020-21
This year’s Annual ID&R Online Assessment 2020-21 covers eligibility and elements of the COE that each recruiter and data specialist should understand and be able to complete. The scenarios are concepts and situations about eligibility we have covered this past year.
The Online Assessment can only be taken once. You will not be able to finish part of it and come back to it later. Once you complete and submit the assessment, it will be scored and you will get feedback right away.
The link is ready, beginning, March 1, 2021. The last day to take the assessment will be Friday, March 19, 2021, 5:00 P.M.. PST.
IDRC Summer MEP IDR Institute April 14-16, 2021
The IDRC Virtual MEP Summer Recruitment Institute is for Migrant Education Program recruiters and staff who are looking to find and serve eligible migrant students and youth this summer. This institute is to prepare for upcoming summer recruitment. Classes will focus on strategies, tools, and resources that are helpful right now during the pandemic and that will continue to be in the summer. These are challenging times but effective IDR is still very possible.Sessions will be each day on the 14th-16th between 10 and 2 CST. Multiple concurrent sessions will be available and participants can choose which classes they would like to attend. There will be two class session time slots each day.