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English Learner Services

The Colusa Unified School District is committed to meeting the educational needs of all children with quality instructional programs. The English Learner programs are designed to help children develop English language proficiency as rapidly as possible while still maintaining their cultural identity, ensuring acquisition of skills and knowledge necessary for success in academic courses taught in English. All English Learners (ELs) shall be provided explicit instruction designated to develop proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English until they are reclassified as Fluent English Proficient (RFEP).
reclassification criteria

reclassification criteria

Colusa Unified continues to use the following four criteria to establish reclassification policies and procedures:
  • Criterion 1: Assessment of English Language Proficiency - The English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) constitute the required state assessments for English language proficiency administered to students whose primary language is a language other than English.
  • Criterion 2: Teacher Evaluations of Student Performance
  • Criterion 3: Parent Consultation/notification: - parental opinion and consultation
  • Criterion 4: Performance in Basic Skills (State Standards)