Exit Criteria, Reclassification, and Monitoring of ELs

Exit Criteria, Reclassification, and Monitoring of ELs
An EL must demonstrate the ability to access challenging academic content and interact with other students and teachers both academically and socially in an English language setting in order to be reconsidered for reclassification. Evidence of this ability is demonstrated by the student on the annual English language proficiency assessment, ACCESS for ELLs®, and gathered by teachers using standardized language use inventories (PDE).

All students are actively monitored for the first two years after reclassification. Souderton ESL teachers communicate with content and classroom teachers to monitor academic progress throughout the school year. If the performance of a former EL (FEL) indicates a need for re-designation to active EL status, it must be for a persistent language acquisition need and not an academic need.

Teachers may offer support to monitored students as they would for any student seeking additional assistance with classroom work, instruction, or assessment. Monitoring is NOT an extension of the language instructional program.