Reclassification

In order for a student classified as English Learner (EL) to be reclassified as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP), all of the following criteria must be met:

1.  English Proficiency Test: An overall proficiency level of Early Advanced or higher and score at intermediate or higher in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (or the equivalent state requirement for the ELPAC or other successor to CELDT)

2.  Teacher Evaluation: Grade of C or better in Language Arts, or an overall grade point average of 2.0, or a data-driven explanation of specific reasons the low grade is not related to English proficiency (Language Proficiency Evaluation Form)

3.  Basic Skills Assessment: When available, a minimum score equivalent to “basic” on SBAC ELA (interim or annual), or a score of 350 or higher on CAHSEE ELA for grades 10 and up; Until SBAC ELA scores are available, performance in basic skills will be assessed based on the most recent of the following student data:

  • Grades 7-8: a score of 3 or higher on the district writing assessment or a score equivalent to basic or higher on an interim CAASP ELA assessment
  • Grade 9: a score equivalent to basic or higher on a district approved ELA benchmark assessment
  • Grade 10: a score equivalent to basic or higher on a district approved ELA benchmark assessment or a score of 350 or higher in CAHSEE ELA
  • Grades 11-12: a score equivalent to basic or higher on an interim CAASP ELA assessment or a score of 350 or higher in CAHSEE ELA

4.  Parent/Guardian Consultation: Parents/guardians are notified at the beginning of the re-classification process and are encouraged throughout the process to participate in the evaluation of their student’s achievement towards reclassification.