Learning Support Services

 English Language Learner Program (ELL)

Christine Cloutier, ELL Program Coordinator 
(858) 521-2748


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 California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
    1. At all grade levels, the Overall CELDT score must be Early Advanced or Advanced.
    2. In grades K-1, the Listening and Speaking scores must also be Early Advanced or Advanced.
    3. In grades 2-12, all subscores (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) must also be Early Advanced or Advanced.
  2. Results on the reading and language portion of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAPs) test for students in grades 2-12.  Score requirements vary by grade level:
    2nd Grade 190 194
    3rd Grade 202 205
    4th Grade 207 211
    5th Grade 212 214
    6th Grade 213 220
    7th Grade 217 223
    8th Grade 219 225
    9th Grade Cumulative GPA of 2.0 in regular HSE or HHSE
    10th Grade Score of 350 on CAHSEE ELA
    11th Grade Score of 350 on CAHSEE ELA
    12th Grade Score of 350 on CAHSEE ELA
  3. Teacher input, including but not limited to:
    1. Classroom grades
    2. English Learner Progress Report (grades K-5)
    3. MAP testing scores
    4. Formal/informal classroom assessments
    5. CELDT Reading and Writing scores (grades K-1)
  4. 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.  Reclassified students no longer take the annual CELDT test.


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