ERIC Number: ED243243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-1
Title I Services to Students Eligible for ESL/Bilingual or Special Education Programs. A Special Report from the Title I District Practices Study.
McKay, Maryann; Michie, Joan
Data from a national study of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act were used to investigate existing patterns of services for students eligible for Title I and other categorical programs, district policies regarding the eligibility of handicapped and limited-English-proficient students for Title I services, and coordination of services among Title I, special education, and English as a second language (ESL)/bilingual education. This report focuses on two subgroups of the Title I population: students eligible for Title I and ESL/bilingual services and students eligible for Title I and special education. Among findings of this study are that 10.9 percent of districts responding include ESL in their Title I programs, while only 3.6 percent offer special education as part of Title I. In 44 percent of the districts, all handicapped students in Title I schools who meet cutoff criteria are eligible for Title I, whereas nonhandicapped students meeting these criteria are eligible in about 25 percent of districts. All limited-English-proficient students are considered eligible for Title I if they meet cutoff criteria in 67 percent of districts, while 5 percent of districts consider all limited-English-proficient students ineligible. Most respondents indicate that coordination among categorical programs at the district level is limited. (MJL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Board of Education Policy, Categorical Aid, Compensatory Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disabilities, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Limited English Speaking, National Surveys, Special Education, Student Placement
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I