LEP Students and Title I: A Guidebook for Educators.
August, Diane; and others
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Analysis and guidance is provided on issues that arise in serving limited English proficient (LEP) students through Title I of the Improving America's Schools Act, which amended and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The new law provides that LEP students are eligible for Title I (compensatory education) services on the same basis as other students served by Title I. This document is intended principally for Title I coordinators at the state and local levels, as well as for administrators of related programs that serve LEP students. Each section of the document begins with a summary of the relevant section of the law, followed by an analysis of its implications for LEP students. The following issues are discussed: state plans, local educational agency plans, schoolwide programs, targeted assistance schools, assessment and LEA and school improvement, state assistance for school support and improvement, parent involvement, and professional development. (cas)