ERIC Number: ED464507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Annual Report of Delaware's Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students, Staff and Programs, 1999-2000.
Beyer, Francine Simmons
This report presents information on limited English proficient (LEP) students, staff, and programs in Delaware schools during the 1999-2000 school year. It focuses on data collected from a spring 2000 survey distributed to the district LEP contact person in each of Delaware's school districts and charter schools. Results indicated an increase of 0.3 percent in the enrollment of LEP students. The new LEP students were entering at the early years. Spanish was the most frequently reported language spoken by LEP students. A total of 14 percent of districts indicated that instruction incorporated students' native languages. Overall, 11 percent of LEP students were reclassified as non-LEP during the 1999-00 school year, as opposed to 21 percent during the previous school year. There were 37 certified English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers in Delaware districts, all assigned to teach LEP students, and there were 26 certified bilingual teachers, 25 of whom were assigned to teach LEP students. A total of 145 teachers received inservice or preservice training specific to ESL or bilingual education. The two appendixes include a survey of state's LEP students and available education programs and services and other languages spoken by LEP students, 1999-2000. (SM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Enrollment Trends, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification
Bilingual/ESL/Migrant Programs, School Improvement Group, Department of Education, P.O. Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903-1402. Tel: 302-739-2767.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Education, Dover.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware