ERIC Number: ED420167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Descriptive Study of Services to Limited English Proficient Students, Volume 1. Summary of Findings and Conclusions.
Fleischman, Howard L.; Hopstock, Paul J.
This report summarizes a study of: the type, content, duration, and intensity of instructional services provided to limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in the United States; administrative procedures associated with these services (including procedures for identifying students for entry into and exit from these special services); the numbers, types, and qualifications (including first and second language proficiency) and training of staff (including training/certification in bilingual or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction); and the costs of these special services. Data were gathered through: mail survey of LEP coordinators at state education agencies (n=51), local school districts (n=745), individual schools (n=1,835), and teachers (n=949) of LEP students; telephone survey with LEP coordinators at school districts (n=99) and schools (n=263); case studies of ten school districts; and Title VII file reviews (n=192), including reviews of Title VII applications and interviews with project directors. The study covered the 1991-92 school year. This volume, first of 4 of the final report, contains a summary of the findings and conclusions in the areas noted above, and additional findings concerning language group concentrations,interactions between teachers and between LEP and other students, awareness and support for LEP services, parent/community involvement, an achievement test data availability. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bilingual Education Programs, Costs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Geographic Distribution, Identification, Institutional Characteristics, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Peer Relationship, School Community Relationship, Staff Utilization, Student Characteristics, Teacher Qualifications, Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII