ERIC Number: ED314164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Services to Language-Minority Limited-English-Proficient Students: A Substudy of the National Assessment of Chapter 1.
Carlson, Elaine; Strang, E. William
This report describes programs and services available to language-minority limited-English-proficient (LM/LEP) students through Chapter 1 or special programs designed for these students. Data address three aspects of the relationship between Chapter 1 and LM/LEP students: (1) Chapter 1's possible provision of English language services in place of non-Chapter 1 LM/LEP programs; (2) problems in selecting LM/LEP students for Chapter 1 services; and (3) the possible conversion of Chapter 1 compensatory education programs into language acquisition programs when LM/LEP students participate. Data suggest that Chapter 1 does not replace special programs for LM/LEP students in the schools. Most districts report that their Chapter 1 selection policies are the same for English proficient and LM/LEP students. Eligible populations for Chapter 1 and special LM/LEP programs often overlap, thus complicating the task of determining which students belong in which program. The role of Chapter 1 English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs in addressing the needs of LM/LEP students raises questions concerning the extent to which these programs substitute for language assistance services for LM/LEP students that are otherwise required by law. Questions also arise over the degree to which compensatory education needs of LM/LEP students can be met in a Chapter 1 ESL program. Survey and study descriptions and support tables for citations are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Decision Resources Corp., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1