To identify new students who are English Learners in transitional kindergarten through grade 12.
To determine their level of English proficiency and to monitor their progress in learning English.
To help determine when they are proficient in English (reclassification).
Reclassification of English Learners
The Clovis Unified School District has developed specific criteria for reclassifying English Learners to Fluent English Proficient (FEP) status. The first criterion is an assessment of English language proficiency, which in California is the ELPAC coupled with mastery of the ELD Standards (Benchmark, and Inside, Assessment) at the student’s grade level. The next criterion is a review and analysis of student performance based on results of the student’s latest SBAC state test. The third criterion is teacher evaluation of a student’s academic performance, which can be based on the student’s current grade in English including a writing sample, and formative assessments reflecting the mastery of State Standards. The fourth and final criterion is parent consultation, which involves parents or guardians in discussing their student’s English-language proficiency and meeting the guidelines for reclassification. After a student is reclassified, his/her academic progress is monitored for four years. The four-year monitoring in CUSD requires schools to list the student’s academic grades in each academic area each semester of the four years. In addition, all SBAC proficiency levels in ELA and Mathematics must be listed on an annual basis. Students are required to be monitored and reviewed for four years or eight semesters.