ERIC Number: ED426601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Provision of an Equal Education Opportunity to Limited-English-Proficient Students. Revised.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
The policy of the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights concerning the education of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in elementary and secondary schools is outlined, based on the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VI protects students who are limited in their English language skills to the extent that they are unable to participate in or benefit from regular or special education instructional programs. A 1970 memorandum to school districts clarifying school districts' responsibility, compliance procedures published in 1985, and a 1991 policy update are explained, and a number of compliance issues are detailed, concerning whether (1) a district has identified all students eligible for special language assistance programs, (2) a district can ensure placement of all eligible students, (3) all eligible students are being served, (4) a district has attempted to modify an inadequate program, (5) a district ensures LEP students are not mis-identified as needing special education, and (6) a school district ensures LEP parents are provided with appropriate and sufficient information. (MSE)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Federal Government, Identification, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Parents, Public Policy, School Districts, Second Language Programs, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI