A High School Educator/Administrator in LAUSD writes 4LAKids:
28 October 2014 :: LTELs are Long-term English Learners, students who've been enrolled for a number of years without gaining enough English proficiency to be redesignated. They must meet several criteria, one of which is passing the CAHSEE, the California High School Exit Examination.
Our school assigns each LTEL to meet with a faculty member, and today I met with a senior, a very nice young man, who has yet to pass the CAHSEE. He did not pass the CAHSEE in either the 10th or 11th grade, though he said he came close on both parts. He should have been sent a summons to take the exam in October but wasn't.
He will be taking the CAHSEE next week, and it will be administered in February, March and May, but schools must use resources other than MiSiS to identify every student who needs to take the CAHSEE in order to graduate in the spring.