English as a Second Language (ESL) Program Goals and Objectives
(Buncombe County Schools LEP Plan)

The ESL Program’s ultimate goal is that each LEP student in our school eventually reaches grade-level English proficiency in all domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as measured by the IDEA Proficiency Test (IPT) and state academic assessments.

Program Objectives

•  To identify all students whose native or home language is one other than English and to assess the English language proficiency of all identified students

•  To place students in appropriate educational programs that foster maximum English and content acquisition

•  To regularly assess the English proficiency and academic progress of students served by the program and adjust services according to specific needs

•  To transition students into content classes as soon as their English proficiency makes success there possible

•  To provide ongoing monitoring and support for students who have exited

•  To proved classroom support and professional development in appropriate ESL instructional and assessment strategies to make all teachers “ESL teachers”

•  To support the curriculum and instruction of the mainstream classroom when appropriate for the developmental stages of students

•  To solicit LEP parent involvement in the program and in their children’s educational experiences