• File: IHBEA


    The District shall provide suitable research-based language instructional programs for all identified English learners in grades Kindergarten through 12 in accordance with the requirements of state and federal statutes and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regulations and guidance.

     The District shall identify students whose dominant language may not be English through

    • home language surveys that identify a primary home language is other than English
    • observations
    • intake assessments
    • recommendations of parents/guardians, teachers and other persons.

    Identified students shall be assessed annually to determine their level of proficiency in the English language.

    The District shall certify to DESE each year those students whose dominant language is not English, including specification of the number of non-English languages identified as dominant languages and the number and percent of students who speak each non-English language as their dominant language.

    The District shall provide additional information as required by DESE to comply with federal law.

     SOURCE:                     MASC April 2019


    LEGAL REFS.:            Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended

                                          42 U.S.C. 2000d (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)

                                          603 CMR 14.00

    Approved by SC: 6/17/2021