English learner reclassifications in flux in California
from Education Week
Gone are California's old state tests in English/language arts. And three years from now the state's English-language-proficiency exam for English learners, known as the CELDT, will also be replaced. Results on both of those tests have long been among the chief criteria used by district-level educators to decide when an English language learner has reached enough fluency to no longer need English-language-instruction services. In the K-12 world, this is known as reclassification. It's a high-stakes decision for every ELL — and there are 1.4 million of such students in California.
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