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ERIC Number: ED565775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Process for Considering Special Exit Criteria from Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Services under 19 TAC §89.1225(k). School Year: 2013-2014, Grades 1-12
Texas Education Agency
Under Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §89.1225(h), districts are required to use the exit criteria represented in the chart titled "2013-2014 English Proficiency Exit Criteria Chart" found at ( to exit English language learners (ELLs) from bilingual/ESL programs. The exit criteria under TAC §89.1225(h) apply to the vast majority of ELLs who receive special education services. In rare cases, an ELL receiving special education services may qualify to be exited using criteria permitted under TAC §89.1225(k), which give special consideration to an ELL for whom assessments and/or standards under TAC §89.1225(h) are not appropriate because of the nature of a student's particular disabling condition. This document outlines and describes a six step process to follow when considering whether a student qualifies to exit bilingual/ESL programs using the authorized criteria. The six steps include: (1) Scheduling a Meeting to Evaluate Whether Student Potentially Qualifies for Exit; (2) Discuss Evidence of Need for Use of §89.1225(k) Exit Criteria; (3) Specify Assessments and English Language Proficiency Test Standards; (4) Prepare Documentation; (5) Discuss Recommended Exit Criteria in Formal ARD Committee Meeting; and (6) Determine and Document Whether Student Has Met Modified Exit Criteria.
Texas Education Agency. 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701. Tel: 512-463-9734; Fax: 512-463-9838; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency
Identifiers - Location: Texas
IES Cited: ED558163