ERIC Number: ED312889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Los Angeles Unified School District Bilingual Program Survey Report, 1987-88. Publication No. 527.
Wasney, Trudy D.; Heishi, Miyeko
The Los Angeles Unified School District's bilingual education program provides elementary school limited-English-proficient (LEP) students with full bilingual classroom programs and individual learning programs, based on LEP population. The program also provides secondary school students with instruction in English as a Second Language and communication classes in their primary language. This report presents information on LEP student enrollment levels and trends, proportions represented by different language groups at the elementary and secondary levels, the adequacy of the programs provided, the linguistic and professional qualifications of the staff teaching LEP students, and the progress made by LEP students toward acquiring English language proficiency. Recommendations for program improvement at the elementary level focus on improving the qualifications of personnel, and at the secondary level target improved identification, remediation, and monitoring of LEP students. Qualifying tests for new secondary instructors are also recommended. Numerous data tables, graphs, and other figures supplement the text. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Assessment Branch.