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Dismissal

English Learners are evaluated frequently throughout the year to monitor and review student progress. At the end of the school year, when a student demonstrates a level of proficiency through required testing that meets state exit criteria and the district requirements, the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) recommends dismissal from the program.

A student may not be exited from a bilingual or ESL program in pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. The parent or legal guardian will be notified of exit or reclassification and must give written approval. After a student is exited from either program (Bilingual/ESL), they are monitored for a period of 2 years by the LPAC but will be monitored by the state for a total of 5 years. 

For an English learner with significant cognitive disabilities, the language proficiency assessment committee in conjunction with the ARD committee may determine that the state's English language proficiency assessment for exit is not appropriate because of the nature of the student's disabling condition. In these cases, the language proficiency assessment committee in conjunction with the ARD committee may recommend that the student take the state's alternate English language proficiency assessment and shall determine an appropriate performance standard requirement for exit by language domain. (see specific guidance given from TEA)