Reclassification Information


A definition: The process through which students who have been identified as English learners are reclassified to fluent English proficient (RFEP) when they have demonstrated that they are able to compete effectively with English-speaking peers in mainstream classes.

During the 2015-2016 school year, we reclassified approximately 1400 English learners.

Reclassification Criteria (per Ed. Code 313[d]) – grades 3-8:

    1. Performance in Basic Grade-Level Skills including the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CASPP) System, when applicable.
      a) Grades 3-8
      (1)   “Nearly Met”, “Met” or ”Exceeded” score on the latest summative District adopted curriculum assessment; or
      (2)  A grade of “C-” or better in English Language Arts on the latest grade level report card.
    2. Assessment of English Language Proficiency using an objective instrument, including, but not limited to, the state’s English language proficiency assessment.
      • Overall score of 4 (Early Advanced) or 5 (Advanced) and scores of 3 or higher in all domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
    3. Teacher Evaluation (progress reports/report card)
      • Grades 3-8: a grade of “C-” or better at grade level in English Language Arts on the latest grade level report card.
    4. Parent Consultation and Notification. Parents will be notified in writing about the reclassification criteria and their child’s academic performance as well as their right to participate in the reclassification process using the following forms:
              • Invitation to Reclassification Meeting.
              • English Language Learner Reclassification Form Language Appraisal Team
              • Announcement of Reclassification

      **Please click here for 1st-2nd grade reclassification criteria.**


    5. Forms:
      Reclassification Memo
      Reclassification Request Forms
      Reclassification Timeline – Use to help in planning.
      English Language Learner Reclassification Form
      (Store Stock # 30-0-228)
      Invitation to Reclassification Meeting
      (Store Stock #: 30-0-260)
      Announcement of Reclassification
      (Store Stock #: 30-0-262)Monitoring of Reclassified Students: Please remember that we continue to monitor reclassified students; district policy sets this time to be up to 4 years after reclassification.

 Online RFEP Monitoring Tool

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