Arabic Language Program
The goal of the Arabic language and culture program is to educate students in Arabic language and culture in order to help make them knowledgeable and active members of a global society. Students will learn to use Arabic language for meaningful communication in both spoken and written form. The Arabic language program emphasizes language as it is used in real-life situations that students are most likely to encounter. Through Arabic language and culture study, students develop sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic heritage of other ethnic groups, understand their influence on other cultures, and become prepared to participate in a society characterized by linguistic and cultural diversity.
Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Process:
The district uses a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Process for the determination of a Specific Learning Disability for all buildings and all grades in the district and includes the following:
- The student does not achieve adequately for the student’s age or to meet State-approved grade-level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR §300.309(a)(1) when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the student’s age or State-approved grade-level standards; and
- The student exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement, or both, relative to age, State-approved grade-level standards, or intellectual development, that is determined by the MET to be relevant to the identification of a SLD, using appropriate assessments, consistent with the IDEA Evaluation Procedures and Additional Requirements for Evaluations and Reevaluations.