ERIC Number: ED347265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Limited English Proficiency. Recommendations for Improving the Assessment and Monitoring of Students.
Clements, Barbara; And Others
In the interests of improving the educational success of limited English proficient (LEP) students, this analysis outlines a set of recommendations that include principles and ideal practices to be used in educational programs for LEP students. Specifically, the recommendations provide guidance for improving and making more uniform procedures for screening and assessing LEP students for the purpose of classifications, placement, and reclassification. In addition, the report contains recommendations concerning state-level data collection efforts focused on LEP students. This report discusses issues surrounding the assessment of LEP students and recommendations for assessment at key decision-making points; procedures for data-collection; a service delivery model consistent with the recommendations outlined in the report; and policy recommendations, with federal, state, and local implications. The text contains one flowchart. An appendix lists members of the LEP Student Data Project Advisory Committee. Four references are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Instructional Improvement, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. State Education Assessment Center.