ERIC Number: ED349338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
FEEDBACK: An Updated Look at Limited-English-Proficient Students in AISD.
Spano, Sedra G.
Feedback, p1-2 Dec 1991
Information about limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) is summarized. In the 1990-91 school year, 5,047 students in the AISD were served in LEP programs at elementary schools (3,933 students), middle schools (555 students), and secondary schools (559 students). Most were Spanish speakers (90 percent), with speakers of Vietnamese (3 percent) the next largest group. Overall, students in LEP programs represent 65 languages. Most (92 percent) of the AISD's LEP students were from low-income families. Programs offered include: (1) bilingual education; (2) English as a Second Language; (3) the Language Arts Mastery Program (an oral language arts program); and (4) modified instruction. In some cases, students needing a particular type of instruction had to transfer to other school campuses. In 1990-91, there were 282 transfers for such reasons. A total of 393 students exited from LEP programs in the school year. Of the 2,974 graduates in 1990-91, 27 percent were LEP or formerly LEP. Six figures illustrate the summary, and there is a six-item list of references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Enrollment, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, School Districts, School Statistics, Spanish Speaking, Transfer Students, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.