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EL Reclassification Rate: The percentage of students learning English as a second language who have been “reclassified” as fluent in English by their school districts
California Department of Education (CDE) Ed-Data/Data Quest
2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
The CDE reported a small number of census tracts as having more reclassified students than students in the class for the previous year. These census tracts will have a reclassification rate of slightly over 100% as a result.
Why are these variables important to measure?
English Learner Reclassification Rate
Students learning English as a second language are considered “reclassified” when their school districts deem that they are now fluent in English. School districts individually determine the criteria for fluency in English, so this measure is not necessarily uniform across districts. As of 2019, the majority of English learners (70%) are enrolled in the elementary grades.
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