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Lexington City School System

Plan for Hiring Teachers working with English Learners

Lexington City Schools will take the following steps when assessing a teacher for employment to work with ELL students:

  • Reading
  1. oThe applicant’s college transcript will be reviewed for appropriate college level courses which require strong reading skills which may include but are not limited to literature, science, history, etc. The applicant must have earned a C or higher to be eligible for employment for ELL students.
  • Writing
  1. oThe applicant’s college transcript will be reviewed for appropriate college level courses which require strong writing skills which may include but are not limited to composition, literature, research, etc. The applicant must have earned a C or higher to be eligible for employment for ELL students.
  • Speaking
  1. oDuring the interview, a designee will document incorrect grammar and syntax mistakes. Appropriate speaking fluency will also be noted.
  • Listening
  1. oDuring the interview process, a designee will document listening mistakes as noted by inappropriate responses to questions.

Lexington City Schools will adhere to requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001:

“TEACHER ENGLISH FLUENCY – Each eligible entity receiving a subgrant under section 3114 shall include in its plan a certification that all teacher in any language instruction educational program for limited English proficient child that is, or will be, funded under this are fluent in English and any other language used for instruction, including having written and oral communications skills.”    [3116 (c)]

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