ERIC Number: ED226597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Children's English and Services Study: Estimates of Limited English Proficient Children in the United States. Methodological Reviews.
InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.
Two methodological reviews of the Children's English and Services Study (CESS), a congressionally mandated estimate of the number and needs of limited English proficient children, are presented. Such reviews are needed because the CESS is the only national study of its kind which administered a language proficiency test to determine the language proficiency of language minority groups. The reviews were conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Institute of Education. They include discussions of design and methodological issues and statistical tables. The major methodological issues reviewed include selection of items for the Language Measurement and Assessment Inventory, establishment of test cut-off scores for classifying children as limited English proficient, and the effects of non-response bias on estimates of the number of limited English proficient children. (RW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Data Analysis, Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Limited English Speaking, Research Design, Research Methodology
InterAmerica Research Associates, Inc., National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1555 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Rosslyn, VA 22209 ($11.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Program.
Authoring Institution: InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.
Note: For related document, see FL 013 505.