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Chapter 11. Special Programs. Subchapter 4. English Language Learner Education. Reclassification.   

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The reclassification procedures used to reclassify a pupil from English learner to proficient in English shall include, but not be limited to, a responsible administrative mechanism for the effective and efficient conduct of the language reclassification process, which shall include each of the following procedural components:

(a) Assessment of language proficiency using the English language development test, as provided for by Education Code section 60810 pursuant to the procedures for conducting that test provided in Subchapter 7.5 (commencing with Section 11510).

(b) Participation of the pupil's classroom teacher and any other certificated staff with direct responsibility for teaching or placement decisions of the pupil.

(c) Parental involvement through:

(1) Notice to parent(s) or guardian(s) of language reclassification and placement, including a description of the reclassification process and the parent's opportunity to participate; and

(2) Encouragement of the participation of parent(s) or guardian(s) in the school district's reclassification procedure, including seeking their opinion and consultation during the reclassification process.

(d) Until the statewide, empirically-established range of performance in basic English/language arts skills is established as required by Education Code section 313(d)(4), evaluation of the pupil's performance as specified in Section 11302(b).

(Added by Register 2003, No. 2.)

Note: Former 11303 renumbered 11309 by Register 2003, No. 2.

Authority cited:

Education Code 33031


Education Code 313