2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 115. State superintendent; general classifications and definitions; children with disabilities.
115.74 Assessment of needs and evaluation of resources.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 115.74 (2017)

115.74 Assessment of needs and evaluation of resources.

(1) On or before July 1 in every even-numbered year, the state superintendent shall:

(a) Conduct a statewide assessment of the need for American Indian language and culture education programs. The assessment shall include information on:

1. Numbers, ages, location and tribal affiliation of American Indian pupils.

2. Concentration of American Indian pupils in attendance areas, as defined in s. 121.845 (1), within each school district by tribal affiliation.

3. Rates of American Indian children receiving special education and related services under subch. V of ch. 115 in comparison with statewide and district-wide rates.

4. Advancement, achievement levels and dropout rates of American Indian pupils in comparison with average advancement and dropout rates.

5. Participant response to the program.

(b) Evaluate the American Indian language and culture education programs established under this subchapter. Alternative school programs shall be evaluated under this paragraph only with the permission of the school.

(2) Annually, on or before July 1, the state superintendent shall evaluate all available resources and programs which are or could be directed toward meeting the educational needs of American Indian pupils. The evaluation shall include information on:

(a) Numbers, locations and qualifications of teachers, administrators, counselors and others from American Indian backgrounds who are interested in working in American Indian language and culture education programs.

(b) Programs in this state designed for the preparation of American Indian language and culture education teachers.

(c) The effectiveness of programs for American Indian pupils in this state other than programs established under this subchapter.

(d) The effectiveness of preservice and in-service programs for staffs of American Indian language and culture education programs.

(e) The tests, criteria, procedures and methods used to identify, test, assess and classify American Indian pupils.

(3) The assessment of needs under sub. (1) (a) and the evaluation of resources under sub. (2) shall be performed on Indian reservations and in other Indian communities recognized by the federal government only in conjunction with, or with the permission of, the respective tribal governments.

(4) The state superintendent shall prepare a biennial report which shall be included as an addendum to the department's biennial report under s. 15.04 (1) (d). The report shall include the results of the most recent assessment of needs and evaluation of programs under sub. (1), the evaluation of resources under sub. (2) and recommendations for legislation in the area of American Indian language and culture education.

History: 1979 c. 346; 1983 a. 189 s. 329 (17m); 1983 a. 524; 1985 a. 29 s. 3202 (43); 1989 a. 56; 1997 a. 27, 164.

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