Reclassification as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP)
Students are assessed for meeting the following Four (4) reclassification criteriathroughout the year as applicable data become available.
Parent Notification: If all of the above criteria for reclassification are met, parents will be notified and given the opportunity to request a conference with the ELD Coodinator to discuss any concerns about reclassification.
Students exiting from EL status must be monitored for at least two years, to ensure that (1) they have not been prematurely exited; (2) any academic deficits incurred as a result of participating in the EL program have been remedied; and (3) they are meaningfully participating in the standard program of instruction comparable to their neverEL peers.
In addition, the ESEA now requires LEAs to report on the number and percentage of former ELs meeting state academic standards for four years. (ESSA [Section 3121(a)(5)])
During the 2-year monitoring period, former EL (or Reclassified Fluent English Proficient – RFEP) students who receive a grade of “F” in an ELA course are provided with appropriate interventions that support the student in meeting academic performance at grade level (See: Teacher Support Flowchart and Pyramid of Interventions).