89.1227 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM MODEL
(a) A dual language immersion program model must address all curriculum requirements specified in Chapter 74, Subchapter A, of this title (relating to Required Curriculum) to include foundation and enrichment areas, English language proficiency standards, and college and career readiness standards.
(b) A dual language immersion program model shall be a full-time program of academic instruction in English and another language.
(c) A minimum of 50% of instructional time must be provided in the language other than English.
(d) Implementation should:
(1) begin at prekindergarten, kindergarten, or Grade 1, as applicable;
(2) continue without interruption incrementally through the elementary grades whenever possible; and
(3) consider expansion to middle school and high school whenever possible.
(e) A dual language immersion program model shall be developmentally appropriate and based on current best practices research.
Source: The provisions of this §89.1227 adopted to be effective May 28, 2012, 37 TexReg 3822.