ERIC Number: ED166975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
The Educational Disadvantage of Language-Minority Persons in the United States, Spring 1976.
National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This bulletin provides information on two educational disadvantages of language-minority persons in the United States based on an analysis of data from the nationwide Survey of Income and Education (SIE), conducted in the spring of 1976 by the Bureau of the Census. Language-minority persons were found to be educationally disadvantaged on two key measures: school grade attainment for age and drop-out rate. SIE findings for persons of Hispanic origin who usually speak Spanish show that on these measures, this group is even more disadvantaged than language-minority persons in the aggregate. In addition to summaries of some of the findings, data are presented on the percentages of students two or more years behind expected age-grade levels by ethnic origin and language characteristics and on the numbers and percentages of students age 6 to 20 in grades 1 to 12 who were below expected grade levels. Additionally, numbers and percentages of persons 14 to 25 years old who had not completed four years of high school and were not currently enrolled are also presented. Information is also presented on related reports. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Bilingual Students, Dropout Rate, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Low Achievement, Minority Groups, National Surveys, Native Speakers, Spanish Speaking, Statistical Data
National Center for Education Statistics, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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