This letter is not a report about your child; rather, it is a report about your child s district.
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires Ohio to set standards for the development of English language proficiency skills for children learning English. Each year, Ohio uses the Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition to measure English proficiency in the skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and comprehension.
NCLB also requires the Ohio Department of Education to annually review the performance of districts with English language learners. The programs for English language learners in these districts must meet three targets. These targets are known as annual measurable achievement objectives. They focus on:
Annual progress in learning English
Attainment of English language proficiency
Meeting achievement targets in state academic assessments
Districts that did not meet all targets are required to notify the parents of English language learners. In 2009-2010, our district did not meet one or more of the targets.
Although we did not meet all targets, we are working hard to do so. We have specialized services designed to help your child improve in English, develop academic skills and do well in school.
Please contact us at the number below if you would like to learn more about our services for English language learners or if you have questions about your child s progress in learning English or making academic progress.
Together, we can help your child succeed in school.