Reclassification criteria shall be established by each school district in which pupils of limited English proficiency are enrolled. The criteria shall determine when pupils of limited English proficiency have developed the English language skills necessary to succeed in an English-only classroom. The reclassification process shall, at a minimum, utilize multiple criteria, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
(a) Teacher evaluation, including a review of the pupil's curriculum mastery.
(b) Objective assessment of language proficiency and reading and writing skills.
(c) Parental opinion and consultation.
(d) An empirically established range of performance in basic skills, based on nonminority English-proficient pupils of the same grade and age, which demonstrates that the pupil is sufficiently proficient in English to succeed in an English-only classroom.
The board shall adopt regulations setting forth standards for language reclassification criteria to be adopted by school districts. The board's regulations shall, at a minimum, prescribe a reclassification process that utilizes multiple criteria as required by this section.
Each school district shall, in following the board's regulations establish criteria for determining when pupils of limited English proficiency enrolled in programs defined in Section 52163 have developed the English language skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing necessary to succeed in an English-only instructional setting.
(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 922, Sec. 123.)