ERIC Number: ED368162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Enrollment Statistics of Limited English Proficient Students in the United States (1985-1993).
Olsen, Roger E. W-B
Data on enrollment of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in elementary and secondary (K-12) and adult education are presented for each state and territory. The information is drawn from a national survey. The report contains two main parts. The first is a summary of findings, with tables showing K-12 and adult enrollments by state/territory and school year from 1985-86 to 1991-92, including overall totals and percentages for each year. The second part contains more detailed state profiles, with data presented by year, overall public school enrollment (K-8, 9-12, and totals), adult education enrollment (adult secondary and basic), LEP enrollments (K-8, 9-12), percentages and ratios, funding sources, identification criteria, and enrollments for specific native language groups. Two main conclusions are drawn from the data: that (1) LEP enrollment is increasing substantially; and (2) more school systems are reporting LEP student information. This is attributed to increased awareness of and concern for LEP learners. Identification criteria continue to vary from state to state. Further research on teacher certification requirements for teaching LEP students, closer examination of program models, and the degree of English language function in non-native English-speakers is recommended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.