The Resource Allocating federal funds for state programs for English language learners, Panel to Review Alternative Data Sources for the Limited-English Proficiency Allocation Formula under Title III, Part A, Elementary and Secondary Education Act ; Committee on National Statistics and Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies

Allocating federal funds for state programs for English language learners, Panel to Review Alternative Data Sources for the Limited-English Proficiency Allocation Formula under Title III, Part A, Elementary and Secondary Education Act ; Committee on National Statistics and Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies

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Allocating federal funds for state programs for English language learners
Title
Allocating federal funds for state programs for English language learners
Statement of responsibility
Panel to Review Alternative Data Sources for the Limited-English Proficiency Allocation Formula under Title III, Part A, Elementary and Secondary Education Act ; Committee on National Statistics and Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As the United States continues to be a nation of immigrants and their children, the nation's school systems face increased enrollments of students whose primary language is not English. With the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the allocation of federal funds for programs to assist these students to be proficient in English became formula-based: 80 percent on the basis of the population of children with limited English proficiency and 20 percent on the basis of the population of recently immigrated children and youth. Title III of NCLB directs the U.S. Department of Education to allocate funds on the basis of the more accurate of two allowable data sources: the number of students reported to the federal government by each state education agency or data from the American Community Survey (ACS). The department determined that the ACS estimates are more accurate, and since 2005, those data have been basis for the federal distribution of Title III funds. Subsequently, analyses of the two data sources have raised concerns about that decision, especially because the two allowable data sources would allocate quite different amounts to the states. In addition, while shortcomings were noted in the data provided by the states, the ACS estimates were shown to fluctuate between years, causing concern among the states about the unpredictability and unevenness of program funding. In this context, the U.S. Department of Education commissioned the National Research Council to address the accuracy of the estimates from the two data sources and the factors that influence the estimates. The resulting book also considers means of increasing the accuracy of the data sources or alternative data sources that could be used for allocation purposes
Cataloging source
NATAP
Dewey number
379.1210973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2825
LC item number
.N357 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Allocating federal funds for state programs for English language learners, Panel to Review Alternative Data Sources for the Limited-English Proficiency Allocation Formula under Title III, Part A, Elementary and Secondary Education Act ; Committee on National Statistics and Board on Testing and Assessment, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix A:
  • Review of English Language Proficiency Tests
  • Appendix B:
  • Biographical Sketches of Panel Members and Staff
  • Introduction
  • American Community Survey Estimates
  • Quality and Comparability of State Tests of English Language Proficiency
  • State Procedures for Identifying and Classifying English Language Learners
  • Comparison of American Community Survey Estimates and State Counts
  • Comparability of Estimates of Immigrant School-Age Children
  • Decision Criteria and Recommendations
  • References and Bibliography
Control code
ocn739044571
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309186599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b26484900
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)739044571
  • pebcs0309186595

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