ERIC Number: ED395744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Migrant Parent's Resource Guide to Understanding the Educational System: Secondary Level (7-12).
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Migrant Education.; Texas Migrant Interstate Program, Pharr.
This resource guide assists migrant parents of secondary school students (grades 7-12) in understanding the educational system. The guide presents a compilation of information from an array of books, manuals, school documents, and ideas from migrant practitioners. The introduction overviews the Texas State Migrant Education Program, including successful efforts undertaken by the migrant education program, the seven areas of focus of the migrant education program, the identification of migrant students, the role of school personnel, steps for parents to take in addressing a concern, and information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1994. The second section includes explanations and general information regarding permanent cumulative records, academic achievement records, student assessment, progress reports, report cards, grade requirements, grade classification, high school graduation programs, subject courses, promotion and alternative programs to social promotion, and alternative means of credit accrual. The third section overviews bilingual education, including required programs for students of limited English proficiency, definitions of bilingual education and English as a Second Language (ESL), program goals and features, language categories, entry and placement criteria, and exit criteria. The fourth section covers postsecondary education, including degree options, financial assistance and scholarships specifically for migrant students, educational expenses, colleges and college entrance exams, and information specifically for college bound students. The remainder of the guide describes the New Generation System, an interstate information network for education and health care professionals serving migrant youth; the Texas Migrant Student Transfer Packet System; and late entry and early withdrawal policies. Includes a list of educational terms with Spanish translations. (LP)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, College Bound Students, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Youth, Parent Materials, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Required Courses, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Promotion, Student Records
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Migrant Education.; Texas Migrant Interstate Program, Pharr.
Identifiers - Location: Texas