Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-17h-10 - Continuing placement

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) Annual Review. The proficiency in English of each child placed in a required program of bilingual education shall be reviewed annually. Whenever this annual review indicates that the child may have become proficient in English for the purposes of these regulations, the board of education shall determine in accordance with subsections (b) and (c) of this section whether the child shall remain in the required program of bilingual education.
(b) Measurements of Increased English Proficiency. For the purpose of deciding whether a child shall remain in a required program, the board of education shall use all of the following indicators of proficiency in English:
(1) a standardized English language proficiency test;
(2) the academic grades or, where grades are not given, other periodic indicators of achievement received by the child for classes taught in English while he or she has been enrolled in a required program of bilingual education; and
(3) a personal interview conducted in English by a person who has been trained to conduct such an interview.

The State Board of Education shall issue supplemental guidelines to boards of education which will include criteria for selecting standardized English language proficiency tests, a list of approved tests, standards for personal interviews and standards for training persons to conduct such interviews.

(c) Standards for Increased English Proficiency. A child shall not remain in a required program of bilingual education if, on at least two out of three of the indicators of proficiency in English used in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the child:
(1) scores at or above the fiftieth percentile according to national norms on a standardized English language proficiency test or at an equivalent level on tests for which percentile ranks are not available;
(2) receives academic grades or other periodic indicators of achievement for classes taught in English while he or she has been in a required program of bilingual education which are at least average;
(3) as determined by the interviewer is able to communicate well enough in English to participate fully in the regular school program.
(d) Notification. The board of education shall notify the parents, guardians or other persons with whom the child lives of the following:
(1) when the child has been determined to be sufficiently proficient in English to be removed from a required program of bilingual education; and
(2) the basis for the determination of removal of the child from the required program of bilingual education.

Notes

Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-17h-10
Effective November 1, 1977

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