ERIC Number: ED356684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Three Years of Amnesty Education in California. IRCA Pre-Enrollment Appraisal Results for New Californians.
Taylor, Linda; And Others
The Immigrant Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 provided a one-time opportunity for people who had been living in the United States illegally to obtain legal resident status and eventually qualify for citizenship. In order to go from temporary to permanent status, applicants were now required to demonstrate a minimal understanding of English and U.S. History or to pursue a course of study to that effect. This report provides an updated demographic and educational profile of the California amnesty student population based on results of the IRCA Appraisal over a 3-year period. The report includes information on student characteristics, IRCA Appraisal test score results and their relationship to student characteristics, Amnesty program characteristics, and program participation. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LET)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Civics, Demography, English (Second Language), Literacy, Literacy Education, Student Characteristics, Undocumented Immigrants
California Adult Student Assessment System, Suite 1M, 2725 Congress Street, San Diego, CA 92110.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Amnesty Education Office.
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986