ERIC Number: ED329115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Book of Solutions: Frequent Questions on Concepts, Issues and Strategies for the Education of Language Minority Children.
Berube, Barney; And Others
Responses to over 100 of the most frequently-asked questions about the education of language-minority students are presented for Maine school personnel. The book has 12 sections. The first lists and defines common acronyms, and the second addresses various aspects of student evaluation, including: identification of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, definitions of testing terms, standardized tests, psychological and intelligence tests, English language proficiency tests, appropriateness of comparisons among students, test result interpretation, multiple-criteria testing, and general questions. Section 3 looks at federal and state legal issues in program design and implementation. Topics of sections 4-12 include personnel, parent and community roles, English-as-a-Second-Language programs, student needs and special requirements, equal educational access considerations, sources of information and support, funding, and common terminology. Maine state guidelines and legal obligations concerning appropriate educational practices for LEP students are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Community Involvement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Identification, Intelligence Tests, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Legal Problems, Limited English Speaking, Parent Role, Psychological Testing, Second Language Programs, Standardized Tests, State Legislation, Student Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Test Interpretation, Test Use, Testing
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Curriculum Div.