Fluent English Proficient Reclassification and Monitoring Procedure

Timeline:    Once a year for two years following a student’s exit

Monitoring Guidelines:

  • Reclassified ELL students will be reassessed in each of two years following a student’s exit to determine whether these students are performing satisfactorily in achieving the Arizona Academic Standards adopted by the Board.
  • The areas of reassessment are reading and writing skills, math skills and mastery of academic content areas, including science and social studies.
  • An exited student has performed satisfactorily as determined by one or more of the following criteria:
    •  If the AIMS test is used to monitor an FEP student, they must meet or exceed the minimum competency standards.
    • If a district developed criterion-referenced test of academic achievement that demonstrates alignment to the Arizona Academic Standards is used to evaluate an FEP student, scores will be compared to the scores of other students of the same age or grade level to determine whether the student is performing satisfactorily.
    • If the Stanford 10 Standardized Achievement Test is used to monitor an FEP student, they must score 40% or above the Percentile Rank (PR).
    • If teacher recommendations based on classroom assessments that demonstrate alignment to the Arizona Academic Standards are used, the student must be at grade level or above.
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate reclassified ELL students to achieve satisfactory progress in the two years following a student’s exit from the ELL program.  Students who are not making satisfactory progress in the two years following their reclassification (as evaluated by one or more of the criteria above outlined) will be reenrolled in an ELL Program or given compensatory education, upon parental consent.  A Written Individual Compensatory Plan (WICP) describing the compensatory instruction provided will be maintained in the students’ ELL files.  Instruction will focus on the skill or knowledge deficits revealed by the reassessment results.
  • Compensatory education (See Written Individualized Compensatory Plan-WICP form) may include individual or small group instruction, extended day classes, and/or summer school.

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