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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 2TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY
CHAPTER 89ADAPTATIONS FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
SUBCHAPTER BBCOMMISSIONER'S RULES CONCERNING STATE PLAN FOR EDUCATING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
RULE §89.1228Two-Way Dual Language Immersion Program Model Implementation

(a) Student enrollment in a two-way dual language immersion program model is optional for English proficient students in accordance with §89.1233(a) of this title (relating to Participation of English Proficient Students).

(b) A two-way dual language immersion program model shall fully disclose candidate selection criteria and ensure that access to the program is not based on race, creed, color, religious affiliation, age, or disability.

(c) A school district implementing a two-way dual language immersion program model shall develop a policy on enrollment and continuation for students in this program model. The policy shall address:

  (1) eligibility criteria;

  (2) program purpose;

  (3) the district's commitment to providing equitable access to services for English learners;

  (4) grade levels in which the program will be implemented;

  (5) support of program goals as stated in §89.1210 of this title (relating to Program Content and Design); and

  (6) expectations for students and parents.

(d) A school district implementing a two-way dual language immersion program model shall obtain written parental approval as follows.

  (1) For English learners, written parental approval is obtained in accordance with §89.1240 of this title (relating to Parental Authority and Responsibility).

  (2) For English proficient students, written parental approval is obtained through a school district-developed process.

(e) A school district implementing a two-way dual language immersion program model shall determine the appropriate assessment option for program participants as follows.

  (1) For English learners, the language proficiency assessment committee shall convene before the administration of the state criterion-referenced test each year to determine the appropriate assessment option for each English learner in accordance with §89.1220(i) of this title (relating to Language Proficiency Assessment Committee).

  (2) For English proficient students, the appropriate assessment option for the administration of the state criterion-referenced test each year is determined through a school district-developed process.


Source Note: The provisions of this §89.1228 adopted to be effective May 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 3822; amended to be effective July 15, 2018, 43 TexReg 4731; amended to be effective April 14, 2020, 45 TexReg 2415

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