48.105. BILINGUAL EDUCATION ALLOTMENT.
Commissioner’s Rules (Chapter 89) - Spanish (PDF) - Esta versión del Capítulo 89 es solamente para propósitos de traducción. La versión oficial de las reglas adoptadas está en inglés.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Title III, Part A Statute (PDF)(pages 153-165)
Chronology of federal and state law and policy impacting language minority students.
To ensure equal educational opportunity, as required in the Texas Education Code (TEC), §1.002(a) and TEC 29.051, TAC Chapter 89 Subchapter BB 1201(a), policy states a school district shall:
A student who is in the process of acquiring English and has another language as the student’s primary language or home language’ synonymous with English language learner (ELL) and limited English proficient (LEP).
The process by which the language proficiency assessment committee (LPAC) determines that an English learner has met the appropriate criteria to be classified as English proficient, non-LEP.
A student who has met reclassification criteria an is no longer identified as an English learner; synonymous with non-EL, non-ELL, and non-LEP. EP also means a student who has never been identified as an English learner.
The point at which an English learner has met reclassification criteria an no longer requires bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program services; student exits with parent or guardian approval.
These terms are foundational to understanding English learner programming.
Due to the nature of some language program models, a reclassified English proficient student may continue in the program with parent or guardian approval.
The term “English learner” will be used throughout the training to align with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 Public Law 115-141, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The term “English learner” and the introduction of the term “English proficient,” when referring to students who do not need English language support, is intentional. This terminology replaces the use of abbreviations such as EL or EP, to ensure a “people first” approach when referring to the students we serve.
All students who have met the reclassification criteria must have their coding updated in PEIMS.
Think about this analogy:
Identification is to Reclassification as Placement is to Exit.
Identification and reclassification is determined by the LPAC, whereas placement and exit are dependent on parent or guardian approval based on LPAC recommendation.