Students who meet the following criteria will be considered candidates for reclassification:
- Assessment of English Language Proficiency:
- Achieve an overall level 4 on the state Summative English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPAC)
- Student’s Score on Assessment of Basic Skills: Must meet one below
- Grades 7 – 12: Percentile Rank 25 or higher on STAR Reading
- ELA CAASPP/SBAC: Standard Met or Standard Exceeded
- Teacher Evaluation:
- Grades 7 – 12: Meet grade-level standards in reading/language arts by receiving a “C” grade or better, and achieve a 2.0 or higher qualifying GPA on the most recently posted grades.
- Parental Opinion and Consultation:
- Parents or guardians receive a Parent Notification of Reclassification letter indicating that their child has been reclassified.
For a student who is an English Learner and has a disability, the IEP team must carefully consider the impact the disability has on the student’s English Language proficiency and if the student has met their linguistically appropriate, standards-aligned IEP goals. To determine if it may be appropriate to reclassify a student from English Learner to Reclassified Fluent English Proficient, the IEP team must determine if the student possesses the strategies and skills to access and progress in grade-level content separately from their English language development. It is important to understand that a student might retain eligibility for special education and related services but may no longer need English Learner services, including integrated and designated ELD instructions.