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EL Reclassification Criteria 

Students identified as English Learners are annually assessed in their acquisition of English to measure progress and growth towards reclassification. This flowchart outlines the details of the reclassification criteria in San Marino Unified School District that need to be met in order for a student to be identified as Reclassified-Fluent English Proficient (RFEP). The California Department of Education (CDE) defines the areas of the 4 criteria in Education Code 313 (f). CDE has mandated criterion 1 of an overall ELPAC score of 4 as the minimum needed, but has currently left criteria 2-4 up to LEAs to define.

  1. English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPAC)
  2. Comparison of Performance in Basic Skills
  3. Teacher Evaluation
  4. Parent Opinion and Consultation


All four criteria must be met in order for a student to qualify for reclassification. Please review the San Marino Unified School District EL Reclassification below.