ERIC Number: ED441335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
Public Education: Title I Services Provided to Students With Limited English Proficiency. Report to Congressional Requesters.
Shaul, Marnie S.
This report investigates the role of Title I federal funding in helping to educate the estimated 3.5 million limited English proficient (LEP) K-12 students in the United States. Specific questions to be addressed include the following: How many LEP students are being served through targeted and schoolwide Title I programs? How are LEP students being served with targeted and schoolwide Title I programs? How many Title I teachers in schools serving LEP students are bilingual or have other specialized training in teaching these students? What accommodations do states allow for LEP students in taking academic assessments, including offering tests in their native language, and to what extent are these students participating in academic assessments? To answer these questions, in addition to reviewing all relevant data from the U.S. Department of Education and the states and school districts represented in this study, on-site interviews were conducted with teachers and administrators in the ten school districts across the country--two each in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, and Texas. Results are discussed. (KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Interviews, Limited English Speaking, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Shortage
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I