Limited English Proficient Students and High-Stakes Accountability Systems

Research Report

Limited English Proficient Students and High-Stakes Accountability Systems

Abstract

In 1994 Congress required all states to implement comprehensive accountability systems for schools receiving federal funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This new federal requirement responded to civil rights advocates' concerns that schools serving large numbers of poor, minority, and limited English proficient (LEP) students set lower standards for their education and thus ratified lower expectations for their performance.

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