For All Students: Limited English Proficient Students and Goals 2000

Diane August

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This paper provides recommendations to ensure that children who are limited English proficient (LEP) are considered and included in educational reforms required by the Goals 2000: Educate American Act. Recommendations address the inclusion of LEP students in Goals 2000 standards, opportunity-to-learn standards, assessment, accountability, and research and development. Specific recommendations include: (1) the consortium of individuals and organizations tasked with developing in voluntary national opportunity-to-learn standards should include representatives with expertise in the education of LEP students and standards should address specific needs of LEP students; (2) assessments in languages other than English be developed and aligned with state content standards; (3) innovative approaches to incorporate LEP students into English assessment systems should be explored; (4) the Goals 2000 evaluation process should include an assessment of the extent to which the provision to include "all students" is operationalized and monitored; (5) LEP students should be incorporated into statewide plans to increase the use of state-of-the-art technology; (6) the U.S. Department of Education should provide funds to develop materials that will enable LEP students to learn the skills and knowledge embodied by the content standards; and (7) of LEP students in Goals 2000 standards, opportunity-to-state panels and local panels should include persons knowledgeable about and involved in the education of LEP students. 

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Diane August. For All Students: Limited English Proficient Students and Goals 2000 (1994). NCELA [National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition]: Washington, DC. (29 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs [OBEMLA]

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NCELA [National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition]
The George Washington University
Center for the Study of Language and Education
Washington, DC
20037

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