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) as follows:

 

CURRENT (2018-2019) GRADE LEVEL 2018 ELPAC ORAL 2018 ELPAC WRITTEN 2018 ELPAC OVERALL READING CRITERIA LANGUAGE/WRITING CRITERIA
1st Grade 1434 1415 1428 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 1447 1455 1451 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 1456 1478 1467 190 on Spring MAPs 194 on Spring MAPs
4th Grade 1488 1539 1514 2380 on 2018 SBAC ELA
5th Grade 1488 1539 1514 2427 on 2018 SBAC ELA
6th Grade 1488 1539 1514 2454 on 2018 SBAC ELA
7th Grade 1504 1559 1532 2472 on 2018 SBAC ELA
8th Grade 1504 1559 1532 2493 on 2018 SBAC ELA
9th Grade 1504 1559 1532 2503 on 2018 SBAC ELA
10th Grade 1523 1587 1555 Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in regular, honors, or AP English classes in 9th grade
11th Grade 1523 1587 1555 Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in regular, honors, or AP English classes in 10th grade
12th Grade 1511 1606 1558 2511 on 2018 SBAC ELA
  1. Teacher input, including but not limited to:
  2. Opportunity for parent input

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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