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Reclassification Process And Criteria

Standard Elementary (Gr. 1-5)

Reclassification is the process whereby an English Learner is reclassified as a Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) student after meeting various linguistic and academic criteria set by the state and district. The Castro Valley Unified School District has developed student reclassification policy and procedures based on criteria set forth by California Department of Education guidelines. Until the state of California transitions from the CELDT (California English Language Development Test) to the ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California), students initially identified as English Learners (ELs) will be reclassified as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) using the following criteria:

Grade 1

1. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

2. Assessment of basic skills in English (Student must meet one of the grade level assessments) or

a. Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Level F (1st Trimester)

or

b. Writing-On-Demand Assessment: Narrative with a score of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

3. Teacher Evaluation of ELA grades in both Reading and Written Language with a grade of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

4. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 2

1. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

2. Assessment of basic skills in English (Student must meet one of the grade level assessments) or

a. Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Level K (1st Trimester)

or

b. Writing-On-Demand Assessment: Narrative with a score of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

3. Teacher Evaluation of ELA grades in both Reading and Written Language with a grade of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

4. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 3

1. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

2. Assessment of basic skills in English (Student must meet one of the grade level assessments) or

a. Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) Level N (1st Trimester)

or

b. Writing-On-Demand Assessment: Narrative with a score of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

or

c. ELA Performance Task score of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

3. Teacher Evaluation of ELA grades in both Reading and Written Language with a grade of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

4. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 4

A. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

B. Overall score of 2400 or higher (mid-point between "Standard Nearly Met" and "Standard Met") on the previous year's SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) (CAASPP Achievement Level Scale Score)

C. Teacher Evaluation of ELA grades in both Reading and Written Language with a grade of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

D. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 5

A. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

B. Overall score of 2445 or higher (mid-point between "Standard Nearly Met" and "Standard Met") on the previous year's SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) (CAASPP Achievement Level Scale Score)

C. Teacher Evaluation of ELA grades in both Reading and Written Language with a grade of 2 or better (1st Trimester)

D. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, mail

RECLASSIFICATION PROCESS

Standard Secondary (Gr. 6-12)

Reclassification is the process whereby an English Learner is reclassified as a Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) student after meeting various linguistic and academic criteria set by the state and district. The Castro Valley Unified School District has developed student reclassification policy and procedures based on criteria set forth by California Department of Education guidelines. Until the state of California transitions from the CELDT (California English Language Development Test) to the ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California), students initially identified as English Learners (ELs) will be reclassified as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) using the following criteria:

Grade 6

A. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

B. Overall score of 2472 or higher (mid-point between "Standard Nearly Met" and "Standard Met") on the previous year's SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) (CAASPP Achievement Level Scale Score)

C. Teacher Evaluation in English/Language Arts course with a grade of C or better (1st Quarter)

D. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 7

A. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

B. Overall score of 2494 or higher (mid-point between "Standard Nearly Met" and "Standard Met") on the previous year's SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) (CAASPP Achievement Level Scale Score)

C. Teacher Evaluation in English/Language Arts course with a grade of C or better (1st Quarter)

D. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 8

A. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

B. Overall score of 2516 or higher (mid-point between "Standard Nearly Met" and "Standard Met") on the previous year's SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) (CAASPP Achievement Level Scale Score)

C. Teacher Evaluation in English/Language Arts course with a grade of C or better (1st Quarter)

D. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 9

A. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

B. Overall score of 2527 or higher (mid-point between "Standard Nearly Met" and "Standard Met") on the previous year's SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) (CAASPP Achievement Level Scale Score)

C. Teacher Evaluation in English/Language Arts course with a grade of C or better (1st Quarter)

D. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 10-11

A. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

B. Achievement Level "Above Standard" or "At/Near Standard" on the "Informational Texts" and "Edit/Revise" SBAC Interim Assessment Blocks

C. Teacher Evaluation in English/Language Arts course with a grade of C or better (1st Quarter)

D. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Grade 12

A. Overall Performance Level (PL) 4 on the Summative ELPAC

B. Overall score of 2532 or higher (mid-point between "Standard Nearly Met" and "Standard Met") on the previous year's SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) (CAASPP Achievement Level Scale Score)

C. Teacher Evaluation in English/Language Arts course with a grade of C or better (1st Quarter)

D. Parent/Guardian approval via conference, telephone, or mail

Exhibit CASTRO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

version: December 12, 2019 Castro Valley, California