Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-17h-4 - Final determination of dominant language

Current through March 4, 2022

(a) The Final Determination. If on or before February 1,1978 and each October 1 thereafter, (1) the preliminary assessment in accordance with section 10-17h-3 indicates there are in a school twenty or more children whose dominant language is any single language other than English, or (2) if the sum of the number of children indicated by the preliminary assessment and the number of children for whom the board of education could reasonably conclude that an inaccurate preliminary assessment was conducted is twenty or more, then the board of education shall make a final determination of the dominant language of such children. However, each child placed in a required program of bilingual education in accordance with section 10-17h-7 as of October 1 in any year shall be considered to be dominant in a language other than English for purposes of this section.
(b) Methods. The board of education shall make a final determination of a child's dominant language by either of the following methods:
(1) applying a measure of dominance based upon the administration of equivalent tests in the language ascertained from the preliminary assessment of the child's dominant language and in English; or
(2) conducting formal observations of the child in unstructured situations with his or her peers by a teacher, or other person, trained to conduct such observations. Such a person shall be proficient in the presumed dominant language of the child and in English.

The State Board of Education shall issue supplemental guidelines to boards of education which shall include standards for tests, formal observations and training persons to perform observations.

(c) Dominant Language. After performance of at least one of the methods enumerated in subsection (b) of this section, the board of education shall make a final determination of each child's dominant language based upon the following:
(1) the language of the test on which the student scores higher; or
(2) the language which the student speaks in unstructured situations as determined by the formal observations.

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Conn. Agencies Regs. § 10-17h-4
Effective November 1, 1977

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