OCR PAR Issues Brochure - Exit Criteria Guidelines
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The district should establish criteria to determine when an LEP student qualifies for exiting an alternative language program. If a district's alternative language program has the effect of interrupting opportunities for normal academic progress, the district is obligated to remedy the resulting academic deficits.
- LEP students should be evaluated to determine whether they qualify to exit the alternative language program.
- The district should be able to demonstrate that its exit criteria are based on objective standards that ensure students will be able to participate meaningfully in the regular educational environment.
- The exit criteria should ensure that students can speak, read, write, and comprehend English sufficiently to participate meaningfully in the district's educational program.
- The exit criteria must provide a meaningful opportunity for LEP students to be reassigned to the regular educational environment.
- The district should ensure that former LEP students will have access to the full school curriculum once they have exited the alternative language program.
- The district should monitor the academic progress of former LEP students, including a formal review of grades on a regular basis.
PAR Issues Brochure; Educational Services for Limited-English Proficient Students; issued by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VII, Kansas City, Missouri. Profile, Assessment and Resolution Reviews, a Region VII Pilot Project.
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