November 25, 2014
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:
Districts that did not meet all targets are required to notify the parents of English language learners. In 2013-2014, 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.
Mrs. Deidre Parsons
Director of Student Services
330-753-1025 x 13127
Together, we can help your child succeed in school.
Ms. Randa Nemer
English as a Second Language Specialist
330.753.1025 x 25784
ELs @ BCS
The English Learner (EL) program at Barberton City Schools helps provide the resources and support ELs need to succeed. Our goal is for ELs to meet learning standards and achieve academic and social success.