• Reclassification is the process that determines whether or not an English learner student has developed and demonstrated sufficient English proficiency to be reclassified as a Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) student. The English learner student must meet the 4 criteria listed in Education Code (ECSection 313 (f)External link opens in new window or tab., in accordance with the California Department of Education (CDE).

    RECLASSIFICATION CRITERIA

    1. Assessment of English Proficiency

    • Minimum Requirement: Overall Performance Level 4 on the most recent Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for CA (ELPAC)

     

    2. Comparison of Performance in Basic Skills

    • Minimum Requirement: "Standards Met" on the most recent CAASPP ELA or a Lexile score at the Basic or above performance level on the Reading Inventory.

     

    3. Teacher Evaluation of Student Academic Performance

    • Minimum Requirement: Grade of "C" or better in the English course for the two previous semesters. 

     

    4. Parent Opinion and Consultation

    • Parent is notified of their child's eligibility to be reclassified and informed of their right to participate in the reclassification process. The parent may participate in a variety of ways, including a parent meeting/workshop, individual in-person conference, telephone conference, or by returning a signed parent consent form.

     

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