Bradley County Schools provides services for English Language Learners (ELL) who have been identified, assessed, and placed in an appropriate English language educational program, according to the state and local requirements for serving Limited English Proficient students. English Language Learners, like all other school-age children, will be provided a free and appropriate public education.
The purpose of the Limited English Proficient Program is to develop students' cognitive academic language proficiency skills as well as basic interpersonal skills in English. Program objectives are that students can effectively participate in the educational program conducted exclusively in English and meet promotion and graduation standards and assessments.
All LEP students are placed in the regular educational program at the age-appropriate grade level. Those whose English proficiency test scores indicate a need for English language support receive ELL services. In making the decision to place a student in ELL, both linguistic proficiency and academic achievement of the student are taken into account. All schools have a certified trained ELL teacher serving the students. The number of hours served is dependent on the individual need of the student. Training of mainstream teachers in instructional strategies for teaching LEP students is provided. English Language Learners are held to the same high expectations for learning established for all students.
For additional information, contact Terri Murray, Supervisor of Federal Programs and Media Services; 423.476.0620.