ERIC Number: ED364100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Coordination of Special Program Services to Students of Limited English Proficiency.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
The guidelines specify principles and procedures for coordinating special services to members of Illinois' limited-English-proficient (LEP) school-age population, including transitional bilingual education and other transitional instructional programs, with other service areas. The first section presents the state board of education's vision statement, mission statement, and goals for public schools. Subsequent sections present guidelines for (1) integration and coordination of services to educationally disadvantaged children (Chapter 1 of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act); (2) integration and coordination with gifted education services; (3) integration and coordination with special education; coordination of vocational education programs for LEP students; (4) and integration and coordination with the Illinois pre-kindergarten at-risk program. The final section offers answers to common questions about coordination of services to the LEP population, including procedures for equalizing access to special programs, the responsibilities of school districts, and referral stages requiring parental involvement or consent. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Compliance (Legal), Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Gifted, High Risk Students, Limited English Speaking, Mission Statements, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Special Education, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I