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Reclassification is the process whereby an English Learner (grades 9 to 12) is reclassified as a Fluent English Proficient (R.F.E.P.) student after meeting various linguistic and academic criteria set by the state and district to reflect proficiency in English.  The San Mateo Union High School District has developed student reclassification policy and procedures based on criteria set forth by California Department of Education (C.D.E.) guidelines in accordance with Title 5, Section 11303 of the California Code of Regulations. 

Students must meet all four criteria listed below in order to qualify for reclassification to fluency:

  1. ELPAC Overall Proficiency Level of 4

  2. Teacher Recommendation

  3. Parent opinion and consultation; and

  4. Demonstration of “basic skills” on district assessment

View the 2023-2024 Reclassification Policy and Procedures.