• Reclassification of EL Students to Fluent English Proficient


    The Reclassification Process

    • The reclassification process occurs annually in the Fall of each year.  It is initiated and conducted by the EL instructional aide and site administration.  The redesignation of newly enrolled EL students may take place throughout the year.
    • The EL instructional aide will initially screen potential students for reclassification by identifying those meeting or exceeding the district reclassification criteria.

                   o   The EL instructional aide will send teachers a district redesignation form asking for current grades and recommendation.

    • The decision to reclassify based on formal and informal observation is made by the SST team which includes the: classroom teacher, instruction aide, principal/vice-principal, parents and student.

                   o    Reclassification forms should be filed in the bilingual folder.


    Jefferson School District Reclassification Criteria:

    To be considered for reclassification, students must meet the following requirements:

    1. Demonstrate English Language proficiency with an overall score of 4 on the ELPAC.
    2. Demonstrate academic proficiency by earning a 3 or 4 on the ELA CAASPP Summative Assessment or earn “above benchmark” score on DIBELS Assessment.
    3. Demonstrate academic proficiency in classroom work, by achieving a grade of “C” or better in Reading and Language Arts.
    4. Teacher and Principal recommendation. Parent opinion and consultation.


    The Reclassification Follow-Up Review

    Students who have been reclassified to R-FEP status have their academic performance reviewed by the site in the third trimester of the year of classification, as well as, after one year of reclassification.  The follow-up process is conducted by the bilingual instructional aide and involves the review of achievement through scores and grades at a level equal to the average English-only student population.

    Reclassified students not maintaining academic progress retain their R-FEP status, but must be provided additional remedial instruction available to students in the regular program in order to alleviate the specific areas of underachievement.  They shall be provided opportunities for interventions such as bilingual resource assistance, extended day, and/or summer school.