Floyd County Public Schools provide ESL program services to approximately seventy students. One ESL endorsed teacher provides guidance to teachers and services to all seventy students across four schools. The teacher collaborates with the classroom/content teachers to facilitate approaches and best practices to meet the needs of ELLs. The teacher uses a few types of service delivery models, along with specific strategies depending on the needs and proficiency levels of the students.
The ESL program provides students with the opportunity to reach proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing as measured by the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English language proficiency assessment and the Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State (ACCESS) for ELLs.
Floyd County Public Schools must comply with federal requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) amended as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). One of the five performance goals of NCLB requires LEP students to become proficient in English which reaching high academic achievement standards in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science. NCLB also requires that all LEP students participate in the Virginia Standards of Learning Test.