ERIC Number: ED389179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep-27
Special Issues Analysis Center (SIAC). Annual Report: Year Three. Volume III: SEA Report, Task 7. Summary of State Educational Agency Program Survey of States' Limited English Proficient Persons and Available Educational Services, 1993-1994.
Donley, Brenda; And Others
The report summarizes information submitted by state education agencies (SEAs) on the survey of states' limited-English-proficient (LEP) persons and available educational services for the 1993-94 school year. Results indicate that enrollment of LEP students in public and private schools continued to increase, comprising 7 percent of public school enrollment in grades K-12. California enrolled the largest number; New Mexico and Alaska had the highest proportion of LEP students. Data on progress of these students was found to be incomplete, but they indicated that dropout and retention rates were 1.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively, among institutions providing data. Definition and methods of identification of LEP students varied between and sometimes within states. Almost 2.4 million LEP students were reported enrolled in special programs to meet their educational needs; in public schools this represented 78.5 percent and in private schools, 30.4 percent of LEP students. The largest proportion (72 percent) were served by state and local programs. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.
Note: The SIAC annual report for year 3 consists of seven volumes, see FL 023 358-364.