ERIC Number: ED483731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Reference Count: 55
The Status of English Language Learners in Florida: Trends and Prospects. Policy Brief.
Education Policy Studies Laboratory, Arizona State University College of Education
One out of every five students in Florida's K-12 public schools is classified as an English Language Learner (ELL). While policy-makers increasingly use standardized testing, even as they debate the appropriate instructional methods for an ever-increasing population of non-native English speaking students, how will these students' educational rights be addressed? This brief examines how the state of Florida annually provides equal educational opportunities to almost 300,000 non-native English speaking students who have been identified through surveys and testing as Limited English Proficient (LEP). In particular, this brief examines the ongoing efforts of the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to meet both the letter and spirit of the 1990 Consent Decree between the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Florida Department of Education.
Descriptors: Equal Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Limited English Speaking, Teaching Methods, High Stakes Tests, Teacher Certification, Educational Policy, Student Rights, Statewide Planning
Education Policy Studies Laboratory, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, College of Education, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 872411, Tempe, AZ 85287-2411. Tel: 480-965-1886; Fax: 480-965-0303; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://edpolicylab.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Education Policy Studies Lab.