Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP)
Pennsylvania Regulation, (22 PA. Code §4.26) requires that:
Every school district shall provide a program for each student whose dominant language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the student’s achievement of English proficiency and the academic standards for § 4.12 (relating to academic standards). Programs under this section shall include appropriate bilingual-bicultural or English as a second language (ESL) instruction.*
As used here, the term “program” refers to:
- planned English language development instruction by a qualified ESL/Bilingual Education teacher, and
- adaptations/modifications in the delivery of content instruction and assessments by all teachers based on student’s language proficiency levels and the Pennsylvania English Language Development Standards (PA ELDS) Framework for ELs as well as the Pennsylvania academic standards.
According to Southern Lehigh School District Board Policy 128. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAM, the Board shall approve a written program plan of educational services for students whose dominant language is not English.
This document serves as the written program plan and Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) Description, which includes the ESL Program Design and Program Model.