For All Students: Limited English Proficient Students and Goals 2000
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.
Diane August. For All Students: Limited English Proficient Students and Goals 2000 (1994). NCELA [National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition]: Washington, DC.
Sponsoring Agency: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs [OBEMLA]
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