Hardy County ESL Program
English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards are distinct because they explicitly focus on the learning needs of the wide range of LEP students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade who come from widely diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational backgrounds and are at different stages of English language acquisition. Unlike other content standards, they take into account the critical role of language learning in the achievement of content and specifically focus on the learning styles and instrucional needs of LEP students. ELP standards represent a bridge for LEP students to gain access to content instruction in English.
No Child Left Behind, Title III, Part A, Sec. 3113(b)(2) requires each state to develop English Language Proficiency standards and ensure that these standards are aligned with the state's academic content standards.
Hardy County Schools has available for public review Title I, Title II, Title III and Special Education plans for the 2010-2011 school year. If you wish to review these plans please come into the Hardy County Board of Education Office between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Please contact Diana Coffman to obtain copies or review of these plans. If you should have questions, please contact Barbara Whitecotton, Superintendent, Hardy County Schools, at 304-530-2348, ext. 232.