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ERIC Number: ED564282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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English Learner (EL) Students Who Are Black. Fast Facts [2 of 2]
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. This fact sheet uses data from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and applies the following definitions: An "English learner" student: (1) is ages 5 to 18; (2) attends school; (3) lives in a home where English is not the primary language spoken; and (4) reports speaking English "well," "not very well," or "not at all." An "English proficient" student: (1) is ages 5 to 18; (2) attends school; (3) lives in a home where English is spoken; or (4) reports speaking English "very well." The 2013 ACS defines individuals who are Black as those whose racial self-identification included "black, African-American, negro, or mulatto, regardless of what additional race(s) the person reported, if any." These individuals can be "Black alone or in combination" with other races, regardless of Hispanic origin. These definitions represent the respondent's perceptions of his or her own English-speaking ability (Gambino, et al., 2014). The definitions may not correspond with those used by State Education Agencies and Local Education Agencies for reporting purposes. Topics presented for this report on "English Learner (EL) Students Who Are Black" contains the following topics: (1) Black Students Eligible for Free Or Reduced-Price Lunch (FRPL): 2013; (2) Immigration Status of Black Students: 2013; and (3) Educational Attainment of Mothers of Black Students: 2013.
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education. 400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20202. Tel: 877-424-1616; e-mail: edpubs@edpubs.ed.gov; Web site: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/index.html
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)