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ERIC Number: EJ1062479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Language Instruction Educational Programs and Academic Achievement of Latino English Learners: Considerations for States with Changing Demographics
López, Francesca; McEneaney, Elizabeth; Nieswandt, Martina
American Journal of Education, v121 n3 p417-450 May 2015
Little research currently examines language instruction educational programs (LIEPs) in states with a more recent growth of the Latino English learner population. To meet this need, the authors examined the content each of the state LIEPs, focusing chiefly on the extent to which the types of language support, as well as the stipulations associated with them, are made explicit. Using US Census data from 1970 and 2009, the authors assessed LIEPs in the context of Latino population patterns and examined the relationship between the degree to which state LIEPs emphasize bilingual education and fourth-grade Latino English learners' achievement patterns in reading, mathematics, and science achievement on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. Latino English learners in states with a higher proportion of Latinos tend to have higher achievement outcomes when policies emphasize bilingual education, but these states also have a longer history of Latino presence. Implications for high-growth states are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Civil Rights Act 1964; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII; Equal Educational Opportunities Act 1974; Lau v Nichols; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
Grant or Contract Numbers: DRL-0941014