ERIC Number: ED259564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
LEP Students: Characteristics and School Services. The Descriptive Phase Report of the National Longitudinal Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Services for Language-Minority Limited-English-Proficient Students.
Young, Malcolm B.; And Others
The report contains major findings concerning the size and geographic distribution of limited-English-proficient students, the students' characteristics, state and local policies toward special services for this group, personnel providing services, instructional contexts and practices, and the nature of services being provided to them. Numerous data tables are included with the narrative findings and summaries. It was found that districts varied widely in their entry and exit criteria for special services, although several factors were common. The population, based on local school district definitions, was found to be 882,000 public school students in grades K-6. The predominant native languages were Spanish and Asian languages, with the typical school serving three or four non-English language groups. Almost all school districts reported offering special instructional services. Instructional personnel were found to have widely varied backgrounds and experiences; this group included providers of special services, special education teachers, resource or instructional support staff, and paraprofessional aides or tutors. (MSE)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Federal Programs, Geographic Distribution, Limited English Speaking, Local Government, Longitudinal Studies, Personnel Management, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, State Government, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.; Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.