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Mountain View Whisman School District

Agenda Item for Board Meeting of 10/18/2018

Agenda Category:  REVIEW AND ACTION

Agenda Item Title:  English Learner Reclassification Criteria (5 minutes)

Estimated Time: 

Person Responsible:  Heidi Smith, Director of Federal, State and Strategic Programs


Mountain View Whisman's current English learner reclassification criteria was established and is aligned to the former state English learner assessment, the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).  Revision is necessary to update the language assessment to include results from the new English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).  For the most part, the language of the requirements for English learner reclassification remain the same with the exception of the following:


Summary of changes to the reclassification criteria

1. Replacement of CELDT results with ELPAC level 4 criteria, "Well-developed."


Revised Chart below--

Reclassification (Exit) Criteria


The goal of language acquisition programs is for students to become proficient in English as rapidly as possible and to meet state academic achievement measures. This district’s reclassification criteria are listed below.


Required Criteria

(California Education Code Section 313[f])

Local Educational Agency (LEA) Criteria

[District inserts local board-approved reclassification criteria]

English Language Proficiency Assessment

ELPAC Level 4

Teacher Evaluation

Yes- required (at grade level)

Parental Opinion and Consultation

Yes- during parent meeting

Comparison of Performance in Basic Skills

ELA SBAC/Trimester benchmark/Reading assessment: Met


Optional: Other district measures



Fiscal Implication:

Recommended Action: 
That the Board approve the revised English learner reclassification, as presented.