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*See Below for English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)*



Identification Reclassification

At the time of enrollment, California public schools are required to determine the language(s) spoken in the home by each student.  To gather this information, all parents/legal guardians are required to complete, sign, and date a Home Language Survey (HLS) for each of their school-aged children.  

The HLS is included in the registration packet at all levels. The enrollment center ensures that parents/guardians receive an explanation of the EL identification process and whether their student will be assessed on the ELPAC .  The parent must sign a form indicating that the identification process and instructional programs were explained to them.

Students who are Reclassified demonstrate strong English language proficiency and close to grade level academic proficiency.

At this time, New Haven Unified District use the following four criteria to establish local reclassification policies and procedures:

  1. Assessment of English Language Proficiency (ELP), using the CELDT or ELPAC
  2. Teacher evaluation, including, but not limited to, a review of the student’s curriculum mastery
  3. Parent opinion and consultation
  4. NWEA for comparison of student performance in basic skills against an empirically established range of performance in basic skills based on the performance of English proficient students of the same age.


Parent Involvement
English Learner Advisory Committee
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
A committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members specifically designated to advise school officials on English Learner program services.
A district-level English Learner Advisory Committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members designated to advise district officials on English learner programs and services.
Please contact your school's English Language Program Administrator (ELPA) for more information.
English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)

The ELPAC...
  • Measures English proficiency of students in grades K-12 students, when it's not their primary language
  • Takes the place of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
ELPAC Overview
Introduction to the Initial ELPAC