Meeting the challenging academic needs of our English language learners is the priority of the Rogers Public Schools ESOL Department. Under the rules and regulations of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), states are required to ensure that all children, including English Learners (ELLs), have the opportunity to attain a high-quality education, to develop high levels of academic competence in English, and to reach proficiency on challenging state academic achievement assessments. Limited English Proficient (LEP) students are expected to meet the same challenging academic standards that all students are expected to meet. To these ends, states establish English language proficiency standards and measure student achievement toward these standards through the annual administration of an English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) and through state academic content assessments. We take our program very seriously and strive to ensure these goals are met on a daily basis, while making sure each student in our care is respected, safe, and given the best education possible.