How does an English learner become a Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) student?
  Under current state law (Education Code Section 313[f]), students who are identified as English learners must participate in the annual administration of the CELDT until they are identified as RFEP. Districts are to establish local reclassification policies and procedures based on the four criteria below:
  •  Assessment of language proficiency using an objective assessment instrument, including, but not limited to, the English language development test that is developed or acquired pursuant to Education Code Section 60810.
  • Teacher evaluation, including, but not limited to, a review of the pupil’s curriculum mastery.
  • Parental opinion and consultation.
  • Comparison of the performance of the pupil in basic skills against an empirically established range of performance in basic skills based upon the performance of English proficient pupils of the same age, that demonstrates whether the pupil is sufficiently proficient in English to participate effectively in a curriculum designed for pupils of the same age whose native language is English.
CELDT Forms: