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Reclassification of English Learner Students in California
Laura E. Hill, Margaret Weston, and Joseph M. Hayes

January 2014

Full Report
[PDF, 686K]

Technical Appendix
[PDF, 776K]

California’s English Learner students lag behind their native English speaking peers. But students who are reclassified as English proficient sometimes outperform even native speakers. Should more English Learners be reclassified, and more quickly? As policymakers consider this question, they need to understand the relationship between reclassification policies and student outcomes.