ERIC Number: ED329097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: 0
LEP--1988-89 Final Technical Report. Publication No. 88.M.
Baenen, Nancy; And Others
This report on the progress of 1,251 limited-English-speaking (LEP) students in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District for 1988-89 presents findings on attendance and dropout rates and achievement in English, Spanish, and mathematics. Most LEP students are served in a transitional bilingual education program or an English-as-a-Second-Language program. Major findings of the report include the following: (1) compared to the previous year, English language mastery percentages increased in 8 of 15 comparisons by grade and subject areas; (2) of 11th-graders tested for the first time in the fall, 59% mastered mathematics and 36% mastered language arts (the latter number was lower than the previous year); 9 of the 24 district 12th-grade students who were denied diplomas because of failure to achieve state standards were LEP students; (3) Spanish mastery for first- and third-grade LEP students was high (86-98%); (4) LEP students with Hispanic backgrounds gained over 1 grade-equivalent in 1 year in about half the grade and subject-area comparisons; Vietnamese LEP students gained over 1 grade-equivalent in 25 of 36 comparisons; and (5) the dropout rate was lower than for the previous year at the junior high school level, with the opposite occurring at the senior high school level. Extensive data tables are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Dropout Rate, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Language Arts, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics, School Districts, Second Language Programs, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Transitional Programs, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills
Note: Document contains charts with light type.