English as a Second Language/Title III

Hickory Public Schools uses a content-based English as a second language model to assist English language learners in becoming fully proficient in English.  North Carolina has adopted the World Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) English language develoopment standards.  Students are assessed when they initially enter HPS and then once annually until they meet required exit criteria.


HPS Supplemental Literacy Plan for ELLs

The WIDA Standards 


North Carolina Department of Public Instruction English as Second Language Wiki