ERIC Number: ED255033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for the Establishment and Implementation of Entry and Exit Criteria for Bilingual Programs.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
This guide for planners, administrators, staff, and teaching personnel of Ohio's current and pending bilingual education programs is intended to share the expertise of school administrators, bilingual program staff, and teaching personnel in the area of bilingual program entry and exit criteria, review pertinent theories and studies, and address current concerns expressed by personnel in Ohio programs. The first section discusses the planning of entry and exit criteria for a bilingual program, including consideration of the general language characteristics of the student population, program goals and objectives, the type of program adopted, selection of the criteria planning team, and ongoing evaluation. The second section outlines issues in the implementation of entry criteria, including the identification and placement of potential limited English proficient students. The third section discusses implementation of exit criteria, including both trial and final mainstreaming. A case study of exit criteria put into practice and entry and exit criteria models of some out of state bilingual programs are appended, and lists of general references and pertinent instruments are also included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.