Learning Support Services

 English Learner Program (EL)

Christine Cloutier, EL Program Coordinator 
ccloutier@powayusd.com 
(858) 521-2748

RECLASSIFICATION

What is reclassification?
Once an identified English learner has reached a specific level of English proficiency, the student can be reclassified, or moved out of the English Learner Program. 
 
What are the criteria for reclassifying an English learner?
The four criteria for reclassification, as required by the State of California (Ed. Code 313), are:

  1. Results on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
  2.  Performance in basic skills (grade-level English):

 

CURRENT GRADE LEVEL 2019 ELPAC OVERALL READING CRITERIA LANGUAGE/WRITING CRITERIA
K Level 4 Level 3 or above on Trimester 3 Progress Report for all “Reading” strands and Running Record/DRA 1 Level 3 or above on Trimester 3 Progress Report for all “Writing” strands
1st Grade Level 4 Level 3 or above on Trimester 3 Progress Report for all “Reading” strands and Running Record/DRA 4 Level 3 or above on Trimester 3 Progress Report for all “Writing” strands
2nd Grade Level 4 Level 3 or above on Trimester 3 Progress Report for all “Reading” strands and Running Record/DRA 18 Level 3 or above on Trimester 3 Progress Report for all “Writing” strands
3rd Grade Level 4 190 on Spring MAPs 194 on Spring MAPs
4th Grade Level 4 2380 on 2019 SBAC ELA
5th Grade Level 4 2427 on 2019 SBAC ELA
6th Grade Level 4 2454 on 2019 SBAC ELA
7th Grade Level 4 2472 on 2019 SBAC ELA
8th Grade Level 4 2493 on 2019 SBAC ELA
9th Grade Level 4 2503 on 2019 SBAC ELA
10th Grade Level 4 Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in regular, honors, or AP English classes in 9th grade
11th Grade Level 4 Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in regular, honors, or AP English classes in 10th grade
12th Grade Level 4 2511 on 2019 SBAC ELA
  1. Teacher evaluation and approval - teachers are consulted and required to complete the Student Oral Language Observation Matrix (SOLOM) - students must receive an overall average of 3.5 or higher
  2. Parent opinion and consultation

How are parents notified that their child is being reclassified?
Parents will be contacted as part of the reclassification process and asked for their input.  They will then be asked to sign the final reclassification paperwork. 

How will my child’s educational program change, once they have been reclassified out of the English learner program?
After the reclassification process has been completed, the student will no longer be receiving services through the English learner program.  They will, however, receive the supports that are available to all students at the school, as needed, and their progress will be monitored for a period of four years following reclassification.  Reclassified students no longer take the annual ELPAC test.
 

 

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