Research Report Limited English Proficient Students and High-Stakes Accountability Systems
Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco, Michael E. Fix
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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.
Research Areas Education Race and equity Immigrants and immigration
Tags Racial and ethnic disparities K-12 education Secondary education Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Immigrant communities and racial equity Racial equity in education