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Report · January 2014

Reclassification of English Learner Students in California

Laura Hill, Joseph Hayes, and Margaret Weston

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.


K–12 Education