ERIC Number: ED377679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Special Issues Analysis Center Annual Report: Year Two. Volumes 1-7.
Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
The Special Issues Analysis Center (SIAC), as a technical support center, provides assistance to the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA) of the Department of Education. Its purpose is to support OBEMLA in serving the needs of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. In this role, SIAC carries out data entry and database development, data analysis and reporting, database management design, design of project accountability systems, and policy-related research and special issues papers. This report describes activities carried out by SIAC in the second year of its contract. It consists of seven volumes: (1) an executive summary and a review of nine task accomplishments; (2) compilations of data on populations served by Title VII programs--"short turnaround reports 18-41"; (3) a summary of information submitted by state education agencies on LEP persons served and available services; (4) a review and analysis of estimates of the LEP student population, a manual for teachers, and data on characteristics of secondary-school-age language minority and limited-English-proficient youth; (5) a biennial report to Congress on the Emergency Immigrant Education Act program and a report on the status of the program; (6) a study of assessment practices for LEP students; and (7) and findings of a study of school district master plans for improving services to LEP students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Bilingual Education, Databases, Educational Improvement, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Immigrants, Information Systems, Limited English Speaking, Master Plans, National Surveys, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Second Language Instruction, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.; Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII