|(a) All school districts required to conduct a bilingual
education or English as a second language (ESL) program shall conduct
an annual evaluation in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §29.053,
collecting a full range of data to determine program effectiveness
to ensure student academic success. The annual evaluation report shall
be presented to the board of trustees before November 1 of each year
and the report shall be retained at the school district level in accordance
with TEC, §29.062.
(b) Annual school district reports of educational performance
(1) the academic progress in the language(s) of instruction
for English learners;
(2) the extent to which English learners are becoming
proficient in English;
(3) the number of students who have been reclassified
as English proficient; and
(4) the number of teachers and aides trained and the
frequency, scope, and results of the professional development in approaches
and strategies that support second language acquisition.
(c) In addition, for those school districts that filed
in the previous year and/or will be filing a bilingual education exception
and/or ESL waiver in the current year, the annual district report
of educational performance shall also reflect:
(1) the number of teachers for whom an exception or
waiver was/is being filed;
(2) the number of teachers for whom an exception or
waiver was filed in the previous year who successfully obtained certification;
(3) the frequency and scope of a comprehensive professional
development plan, implemented as required under §89.1207 of this
title (relating to Bilingual Education Exceptions and English as a
Second Language Waivers), and results of such plan if an exception
and/or waiver was filed in the previous school year.
(d) School districts shall report to parents the progress
of their child in acquiring English as a result of participation in
the program offered to English learners.
(e) Each school year, the principal of each school
campus, with the assistance of the campus level committee, shall develop,
review, and revise the campus improvement plan described in the TEC, §11.253,
for the purpose of improving student performance for English learners.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §89.1265 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 5700; amended to be effective April 18, 2002, 27 TexReg 3105; amended 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