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ERIC Number: EJ1172216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
The Web of Reclassification for English Language Learners--A Cyclical Journey Waiting to Be Interrupted: Discussion of Realities, Challenges, and Opportunities
Okhremtchouk, I.; Levine-Smith, J.; Clark, Adam T.
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v29 n1 p1-13 Mar 2018
In this article we unpack the obstacles and opportunities associated with language minority student classification practices and, more specifically, English language learners' reclassification to fluent proficient status. First, we discuss classification permanency for language minority students. Second, we provide an overview of national reclassification practices. Third, we discuss the practical application of California Department of Education's (CDE) guidelines for reclassification of students from English Language Learner (ELL) to Fluent English Proficient (FEP). We conclude with recommendations for school and district leaders on how to apply the liberty afforded to districts by the CDE in a way that best meets the students' needs and is socially just.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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