Utilizing the criteria established pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 66945, the commission shall complete an evaluation of the pilot projects within five years of the initial funding date for the operation of the pilot projects. The commission's evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) The extent to which pupil achievement levels in English language skills have improved, compared with pupils receiving comparable English as a second language instruction in the traditional classroom setting.
(b) The cost savings, if any, associated with the use of distance learning technology.
(c) Barriers associated with the use of distance learning technology, and the identification of strategies to overcome these barriers.
(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 48.)
Education Code 66945 (Repealed Stats. 2000 Ch. 467 Sect. 2.)