English Proficiency Determination.
If on or before February 1,
1978 and each October 1 thereafter, it is ascertained in accordance with
that in any public school there are twenty or more children whose dominant
language is any single language other than English, the board of education
shall determine the English proficiency of such children. However, each child
placed in a required program of bilingual education in accordance with section
as of October 1 in any year shall be considered to have limited proficiency in
English for the purposes of this section.
Testing English Proficiency.
The board of education shall use all of the following indicators to determine a
child's English proficiency:
English language proficiency tests;
(2) academic grades or other periodic
indicators of achievement received by each child in classes taught in English;
a personal interview with
the child conducted in English by a person trained to conduct such an
The State Board of Education shall issue supplemental
guidelines to boards of education which shall 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
Limited English Proficiency.
Indications of a child's limited proficiency in English shall be as follows:
(1) when the child's score on a standardized
English language proficiency test is at or below the thirtieth percentile
according to national norms or at an equivalent level on tests for which
percentile ranks are not available;
(2) when the child receives academic grades
or other periodic indicators of achievement in classes taught in English which
are significantly below average; and
(3) when as determined by the interviewer the
child is unable to communicate in English well enough to participate fully in
the regular school program.
Conn. Agencies Regs.
Effective November 1,