|(a) School districts shall administer only one home
language survey to each new student enrolling for the first time in
a Texas public school in any grade from prekindergarten through Grade
12. School districts shall require that the survey be signed by the
student's parent or guardian for each student in prekindergarten through
Grade 8 or by the student in Grades 9-12 as permitted under the Texas
Education Code, §29.056(a)(1). The original copy of the survey
shall be kept in the student's permanent record.
(b) The home language survey shall be administered
in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese; for students of other language
groups, the home language survey shall be translated into the primary
language whenever possible. The home language survey shall contain
the following questions.
(1) "What language is spoken in the child's home
most of the time?"
(2) "What language does the child speak most of
(c) If the response on the home language survey indicates
that a language other than English is used, the student shall be tested
in accordance with §89.1225 of this title (relating to Testing
and Classification of Students) or §89.1226 of this title (relating
to Testing and Classification of Students, Beginning with School Year
(d) For students previously enrolled in a Texas public
school, the receiving district shall secure the student records, including
the home language survey. All attempts to contact the sending district
to request records shall be documented. Multiple attempts to obtain
the student's home language survey shall be made. If attempts to obtain
the student's home language survey from the sending district are unsuccessful,
the identification process shall begin while attempts to contact the
sending district for records continue throughout the four-week testing
and identification period.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §89.1215 adopted to be effective September 1, 1996, 21 TexReg 5700; amended to be effective May 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 3822; amended to be effective July 15, 2018, 43 TexReg 4731