ERIC Number: ED483119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Achiever. Volume 3, Number 6
Ashby, Nicole, Ed.
US Department of Education
This biweekly newsletter contains news and information about school improvement in the United States. It is designed expressly for parents and families. This issue highlights two new policies under the No Child Left Behind Act that will give states and school districts greater flexibility with respect to students with limited English proficiency. The first new policy allows states to choose whether to assess only English-language proficiency during a student's first year in a U.S. school or to assess both proficiency and reading competency; the second new policy addresses the difficulty states may encounter in demonstrating improvement on state assessments for limited-English-proficient students who have attained English proficiency.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Student Evaluation, Reading Skills, Federal Legislation, Language Proficiency, School Districts
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Parents
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.