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EL Department Reclassification Policy

 

CWCS English Learner Department Reclassification Policy
Five Step Guide for Reclassifying English Learners

Step 1: Review ELPAC results from Annual Assessment
The EL Department will evaluate to ensure the Student scores are an Overall Level 3 Proficiency Score Range. The official score from the state is what will be evaluated. If step 1 requirements are achieved, then proceed to step 2. If step 1 requirements are not achieved, the student remains English Learner.

Step 2: Comparison of Performance in Basic Skills
The Assessment and EL Department reviews results of latest local and state assessments in English-Language Arts. The team will assess to ensure Student scores a Level 3 or 4 on CASSPP or meets Lexile Level for student’s grade. If step 2 requirements are achieved, then proceed to step 3. If step 2 requirements are not achieved, the student remains an English Learner.

Step 3: Evaluation of Student Academic Performance
ES and EL Department reviews the student’s academic performance. The team will evaluate to ensure the Student is meeting all course requirements in ELA, ELD, and Intensive courses. If step 3 requirements are achieved, then proceed to Step 4. If step 3 requirements are not achieved, the student remains an English Learner.

Step 4: Parent or Guardian Opinion and Consultation
ES contacts parent/guardian to consult with parent/guardian and reach agreement to reclassify. If Step 4 requirements are achieved, then the student will proceed to Step 5, in which reclassification begins to takes place. If an agreement is not made, then the student remains an English Learner.

Step 5: Reclassification of Student
Congratulations! The Student is reclassified to Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). Parent/guardian is notified of reclassification and CWCS student records are update

Using the Lexile Measure
(found in Scantron reading results)


 

WRAT
Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT) is used in Grade 1.
Student must have a minimum standard score of 100 on WRAT.

 

This decision guide is based on Guidelines for Reclassification of English Learners which was approved by the State Board of Education September 2002, updated September 2006, and then updated 2017. Each Local Education Agency constructs reclassification procedures based on the guidelines.