The goal for all English Learners is to be able to perform at the same level as their English only counterparts. When English Learners achieve the reclassification criteria, they are able to do as well as, if not better than, their English only counterparts. The purpose of reclassification is to determine when a student identified as an English Learner (EL) has met district established criteria and can participate equally with native English speakers in the school's regular instructional program, and therefore, qualifies to be identified as fluent-English proficient (FEP). In order to ensure students are appropriately prepared to participate and succeed in the mainstream program, the procedures on the following pages are to be followed.
When the student meets the reclassification criteria, the information is to be submitted to Curriculum and Instruction for approval. Once it has been officially approved, the site is to secure the parent's signature. The newly reclassified student is then to be monitored for a period of two years to ensure that he/she continues to be successful. If the student is struggling, the site needs to provide interventions as soon as possible. The parents are to be notified on a yearly basis of the newly reclassified student's progress.