ERIC Number: ED339213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education and the LEP Student's Transition to the Mainstream Class: A Summary Report.
This report summarizes a follow-up study of the first cohort of 5,500 limited-English-proficient (LEP) students to be mainstreamed in Newark, New Jersey schools using English-language proficiency as the sole criterion for moving from bilingual to regular classrooms. The mainstreamed cohort was compared to regular students using basic achievement tests and both native-language and English-language proficiency tests. A questionnaire was also distributed to a sample of bilingual/English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers to examine relationships between teacher characteristics and patterns of mainstreaming. Statistical data, the survey questionnaire, and three path diagrams are appended. (VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newark Board of Education, NJ. Office of Research, Evaluation and Testing.