ERIC Number: ED284438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education. Information on Limited English Proficient Students. Briefing Report to the Chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
The numbers and status of limited- English-proficient (LEP) students who are supported by federal funds appropriated under the Bilingual Education Act are reported. The investigation included interviews with officials of relevant state and federal agencies, reviews of state reports and pertinent studies, and collection of statistical information from the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Topics addressed include: number of LEP students in the United States; concentration of LEP students of particular language minority groups by school districts within each state; number of LEP students served by Title VII and Non-Title VII funds; extent to which native language is used in transitional bilingual education programs; the minimum number of LEP students required for provision of bilingual education; and states' estimation of the number of years students remain in programs for LEP children. Results indicated that there are approximately 1.2 to 1.7 million LEP students in the United States. English was used predominantly for instruction in programs designed to serve LEP students. Most LEP students spent 2 to 4 years in a transitional program. (CB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Limited English Speaking, Public Education, State Legislation, Statistical Data, Transitional Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first five copies are free; additional copies are $2.00 each, with a 25% discount for orders of 100 or more copies).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.