ERIC Number: ED348439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Chapter 1 Services to Limited English-Proficient Students. Final Report.
Strang, E. William; Carlson, Elaine
This report describes local procedures for implementing Chapter 1 requirements for selecting limited English-proficient (LEP) students for Chapter 1 programs, and describes services for LEP students through Chapter 1 and language programs. Case studies of 14 school districts in 6 states were conducted to help the Department of Education formulate appropriate guidance for school districts in providing Chapter 1 services to LEP students. This report outlines these case studies, and provides the overall study's background, conclusions, and recommendations. Several districts consider students with low scores on English-language proficiency tests as ineligible for Chapter 1 reading and mathematics services and do not assess them for Chapter 1. English-language proficiency tests are used to select students for Chapter 1 funded English as a second language classes in most districts. Teacher judgments are used more often to select LEP students than English-proficient ones for Chapter 1. Coordination between Chapter 1 and language services for LEP students is rare at the state level. The degree to which LEP students are included in Chapter 1 is related to the design of local Chapter 1 and special language programs and district personnel's perspectives about how LEP students' educational experiences should be structured. LEP students can be better served by Chapter 1 programs if schools improve coordination between Chapter 1 and other programs. Statistical data are provided in 14 tables. Appendix A provides the 14 case reports. Appendix B presents 16 questionnaires and checklists administered to Chapter 1 program administrators, schools, teachers, and counselors. (RLC)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Case Studies, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Homeless People, Limited English Speaking, Public Education, School Districts, Secondary School Students, Special Needs Students, State Programs
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Policy and Planning, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3127, Washington, DC 20202 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers: Hawkins Stafford Act 1988; Language Minorities