Sec. 11309 - Language Acquisition Programs

ยง 11309. Language Acquisition Programs

(a) LEAs shall provide language acquisition programs for English learners consistent with these regulations.

(b) Whenever an LEA establishes a language acquisition program, the LEA shall confer with school personnel, including teachers and administrators with authorizations required to provide or oversee programs and services for English learners, regarding the design and content of the language acquisition program.

(c) Any language acquisition program provided by an LEA shall:

(1) Be designed using evidence-based research and include both Designated and Integrated ELD;

(2) Be allocated sufficient resources by the LEA to be effectively implemented, including, but not limited to, certificated teachers with the appropriate authorizations, necessary instructional materials, pertinent professional development for the proposed program, and opportunities for parent and community engagement to support the proposed program goals; and

(3) Within a reasonable period of time, lead to:

(A) Grade-level proficiency in English, and, when the program model includes instruction in another language, proficiency in that other language; and

(B) Achievement of the state-adopted academic content standards in English, and, when the program model includes instruction in another language, achievement of the state-adopted academic content standards in that other language.

(d) At a minimum, an LEA shall provide a program of Structured English Immersion for English learners, which includes Designated and Integrated ELD.

(e) An LEA may provide language acquisition programs, including programs that integrate instruction for native speakers of English and native speakers of another language and meet the requirements of subdivision (c).

(1. Renumbering and amendment of former section 11303 to new section 11309 filed 1-8-2003; operative 1-8-2003 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2003, No. 2). 2. Amendment of section heading, repealer and new section and amendment of Note filed 5-18-2018; operative 7-1-2018 (Register 2018, No. 20).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 33031, Education Code. Reference: Sections 305, 306, 44253.3 and 44253.4, Education Code; and 20 U.S.C. Sections 1703 and 6311.

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