ERIC Number: ED273120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Guidelines for Language Usage in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language Programs. Pre-K--12th.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Revised guidelines for the administration of Texas bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) programs for limited-English-proficient (LEP) public school students deal with two issues: (1) the amount of instructional time to be provided in the student's primary language and in English, and (2) the relationship between instruction through the primary language and the required essential program elements. The guidelines begin with a statement of purpose and authority and a brief description of program content and rationale. Subsequent sections outline: procedures for identification, assessment, and placement of LEP students; instructional design for mastery of essential elements or competencies, for LEP, bilingual, and ESL students and for progression through the elements; initial bilingual program placement in six categories; initial ESL placement in five categories for elementary and secondary grades; and grading, promotion, and the essential elements. A glossary and reference list are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Grading, Language of Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Screening Tests, Second Language Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Placement, Student Promotion
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.