Interim Guidance for Redesignation
The district must evaluate and document English Learners' (ELs) progress in acquiring English annually. Ensuring EL success requires ongoing formal and informal assessments that are embodied in a continuous review of EL performance and placement. The planning process should involve parents, general classroom staff who work with the student, bilingual ESL staff and other school specialists in collaborative decision making about student identification, assessment, placement and redesignation/exit.
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has set minimum redesignation criteria that districts validate or invalidate by using a body of evidence that represents local data that is also used for determining English language proficiency and academic growth of students.
Redesignation from Limited English Proficiency (LEP) to Fluent English Proficiency (FEP) Monitor Year 1 (M1) shall be determined through valid and reliable assessments and a thorough BOE. A student re-designated must be monitored for two years.