Characteristics of Reclassified English Language Learners

This mix-methods study analyzes both quantitative and qualitative data to find overarching characteristics of reclassified English language learners. Participants in this study included nine fifth-graders who met the district requirements for reclassification before their fifth year of school. Characteristics of reclassified English language learner interviews were perseverance, encouragement and support from families and teachers, long-term goals, biliteracy, and initial English proficiency.