ERIC Number: ED344959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Remedial Plan: Compliance Report. Report No. 9116.
Li, Keh-nan; Patton, David B.
This report describes the following five areas of compliance in the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) public school Remedial Plan for Services to Asian Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students: (1) counseling services; (2) assignment of students to English-as-a-Second Language (ESOL) Levels 1 and 2; (3) pupil support committees (PSCs); (4) personnel/deployment of Asian staff in an Asian language; and (5) instructional materials. The study gathered data using Compliance Checklists completed in December, 1990. The following results are highlighted: (1) 22 of 32 New Instructional Model schools reported that Asian Bilingual Counseling Assistants were helping LEP students with their adjustment to the school setting; (2) 26 schools reported that ESOL level 1 students were preliterate in both English and their primary language and that students were carefully monitored for prompt movement to ESOL Level 2; (3) 29 schools reported that students experiencing significant learning and/or adjustment problems had been referred to the PSC, and in all but one case, the PSC had met about these students; and (4) the School District appointed 27 new Asian bilingual employees in the 1990-91 school year. The report describes district efforts to recruit Asian bilingual personnel. Statistical data are included in nine tables. An appendix making up 75% of the document contains 41 tables listing instructional materials used in ESOL classes and in sheltered and co-taught classes in 41 high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in Philadelphia. (JB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Committees, Counseling, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), High School Students, Junior High School Students, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Teachers, Remedial Programs, School Districts, Student Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Assessment.