Rule No.: RULE TITLE
6A-6.0902: Requirements for Identification, Eligibility Programmatic and Annual Assessments of English Language Learners
6A-6.09021: Annual English Language Proficiency Assessment for English Language Learners
6A-6.09022: Extension of Services in English for Speakers of Other Languages Program
6A-6.0903: Requirement for Classification, Reclassification, and Post Reclassification of English Language Learners
6A-6.09031: Post Reclassification of English Language Learners
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this rule development is to disaggregate Rules 6A-6.0902 and 6A-6.0903, F.A.C., into five separate rules for finer clarity regarding the requirements for identification and placement of an English language learner (ELL), exit criteria of an ELL, the provisions of the annual English language proficiency assessment, requirements of extension of services, and post reclassification of an ELL. It is proposed that the time period for completing an initial assessment of English language proficiency in Reading and Writing be shortened. The requirement for former English language learners to be assessed on the annual English language proficiency assessment is clarified. The timing and requirements for extension of ESOL services beyond three years are clarified. Parental rights with respect to removal of a student from a language arts instructional program are clarified and the Standards for Student Exit from the ESOL Program are modified.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Identification, assessment, and classification of English language learners; Extension of ESOL services; Annual English language assessment of English language learners; Exiting students from the ESOL program; and post-reclassification monitoring of English language learners.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 1001.02, 1003.56 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 1003.56, 1011.62 FS.
A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: October 29, 2010, 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Miami Dade College, InterAmerican Campus, Room 3103, 627 S.W. 27th Ave., Miami, FL 33135
Lori Rodriguez, Bureau of Student Achievement through Language Acquisition, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 444, Tallahassee, FL 32399, (850)245-0417. To request a rule development workshop, please contact: Lynn Abbott, Agency Clerk, Department of Education, (850)245-9661 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://app1.fldoe.org/rules/default.aspx
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS:
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS: