PI 13.09(3) (3)Test accommodations. A school board and charter school that includes an LEP pupil in a test shall provide testing accommodations, if the pupil needs such accommodations. Any accommodations made shall maintain the validity of the test and may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:
PI 13.09(3)(a) (a) Provide the assistance of a qualified translator to translate instructions or read items from tests that do not assess English language competency.
PI 13.09(3)(b) (b) Provide small group or individual testing opportunities.
PI 13.09(3)(c) (c) Provide more practice tests or examples before the actual test is administered.
PI 13.09(3)(d) (d) Allow LEP pupils to use dictionaries and other educational aids while taking the test unless this use would invalidate the test.
PI 13.09(3)(e) (e) Allow pupils as much time as necessary to complete the test.
PI 13.09(3)(f) (f) Allow any other method approved by the department.
PI 13.09(4) (4)Test results. A school board and charter school that administers a test, an alternate assessment or both to an LEP pupil shall use or report the results as follows:
PI 13.09(4)(a) (a) The results of both the test and alternate assessment shall be used consistent with the board's policies developed under s. 118.33 (1) (f) and (6), Stats., in making instructional, promotion, and graduation decisions.
PI 13.09(4)(b) (b) The results of the test, not the alternate assessment if both are given, shall be reported to the department.
PI 13.09(4)(c) (c) The results of the alternate assessment, if a test is not given, shall be reported to the department.
PI 13.09 History History: CR 01-069: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02.
subch. III of ch. PI 13 Subchapter III — Bilingual-Bicultural Education Programs
PI 13.10 PI 13.10Applicability and purpose. This subchapter establishes specific requirements for school districts required to offer bilingual-bicultural education programs under s. 115.97 (2), (3), or (4), Stats. School districts that establish bilingual-bicultural education programs under s. 115.97 (2), (3), or (4), Stats., are eligible for reimbursement under ss. 115.97 (1) and 115.995, Stats.
PI 13.10 History History: CR 01-069: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02.
PI 13.11 PI 13.11General requirements. A school board that offers a bilingual-bicultural education program under this subchapter shall meet the requirements under this subchapter and subchapter II.
PI 13.11 History History: CR 01-069: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02.
PI 13.12 PI 13.12School board policy. The policy under s. PI 13.05 shall include all of the following assurances:
PI 13.12(1) (1) The school board shall provide each LEP pupil with an effective instructional program and supportive services appropriate to meet the needs of the pupil.
PI 13.12(2) (2) The school board shall provide each LEP pupil with full access to supportive services, such as language development and speech therapy available to other pupils in the school district as such services are appropriate to the individual needs of the pupil.
PI 13.12(3) (3) The district shall provide programs and services that reflect the cultural background of the LEP pupils and may include instruction intended to improve the skills of such pupils in the use of their native language for the purpose of enabling them to become proficient or advanced in all subject areas.
PI 13.12 History History: CR 01-069: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02.
PI 13.13 PI 13.13Program approved by department.
PI 13.13(1) (1) Each school district establishing a bilingual-bicultural education program shall provide to the department a written description of the program that addresses the requirements under this subchapter. The description shall include information on all of the following:
PI 13.13(1)(a) (a) The program design, objectives, staffing, and evaluation procedures.
PI 13.13(1)(b) (b) Staff certification, professional development activities, parent involvement activities and instructional materials to be used in the program.
PI 13.13(2) (2) Each school district establishing a bilingual-bicultural education program shall ensure bilingual teachers, bilingual teacher's aides, bilingual counselors, and bilingual counselor's aides meet the definitions under this chapter.
PI 13.13(3) (3) Each school district's proposed program shall be reviewed and approved by the department prior to the implementation of the local program. A proposed program shall be approved if it meets the requirements of this chapter.
PI 13.13 History History: CR 01-069: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02.
PI 13.14 PI 13.14Reimbursement.
PI 13.14(1) (1) The school district shall submit, on appropriate financial claim forms, such information and data as required by the department for fiscal review and approval for reimbursement of the program.
PI 13.14 Note Note: Copies of the required claim form may be obtained at no charge from financial aids and audit, department of public instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
PI 13.14(2) (2) The salaries of teachers and other staff members participating in bilingual-bicultural education programs shall be reimbursed according to the percentage of time such teachers and staff spend in the program and the number of eligible pupils in the program under s. PI 13.06. The reimbursement shall be computed as specified in s. 115.995, Stats.
PI 13.14(3) (3) Supportive services as provided under s. PI 13.12 (2) may not be reimbursed under this section.
PI 13.14 History History: CR 01-069: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02.
PI 13.15 PI 13.15Reporting requirements. Annually on or before August 15, each school district providing a program under this subchapter shall report to the department the following information as provided under ss. 115.993 and 115.996, Stats.:
PI 13.15(1) (1) The number of pupils, including both LEP pupils and other pupils, instructed the previous school year in the bilingual-bicultural education programs. The pupils shall be identified by language group, grade level, age, and English language proficiency level determined under s. PI 13.08.
PI 13.15(2) (2) An itemized statement on oath of all disbursements on account of the bilingual-bicultural education program operated during the previous school year and a copy of the estimated budget for that program for the current school year.
PI 13.15(3) (3) The number of pupils served in the bilingual-bicultural education program for each language group in each school district in which such programs are offered.
PI 13.15(4) (4) The number of pupils in each school district and language group who as a result of participation in a bilingual-bicultural education program improved their English language ability to such an extent that the program is no longer necessary for such pupils.
PI 13.15 History History: CR 01-069: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02.
PI 13.16 PI 13.16Department responsibilities.
PI 13.16(1) (1) The department shall, at least annually, review, approve and evaluate the programs conducted under this subchapter by the school districts. This shall include reviewing and evaluating all of the following:
PI 13.16(1)(a) (a) The school board policies and procedures used for identifying, counting, classifying and placing eligible LEP pupils in an appropriate educational program.
PI 13.16(1)(b) (b) The notification sent out to parents, guardians or legal custodians, including the initial written parental consent for their child's participation in the program.
PI 13.16(1)(c) (c) The procedures used for the establishment of the program.
PI 13.16(1)(d) (d) The procedures to be used for parent complaints.
PI 13.16(1)(e) (e) The curriculum, instruction and materials being offered in the program.
PI 13.16(1)(f) (f) The English language proficiency and academic progress of LEP pupils in the program.
PI 13.16(1)(g) (g) The program evaluation design, results, and use of the results.
PI 13.16(1)(h) (h) The extent to which any existing gaps in achievement or English proficiency are reduced and eliminated over time.
PI 13.16(2) (2) Pursuant to s. 115.996, Stats., the department shall submit an annual report to the legislature on December 31 regarding the status of bilingual-bicultural education programs established under this subchapter. The report shall include the school district information reported under s. PI 13.15.
PI 13.16 History History: CR 01-069: cr. Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02.
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