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Keeping up with Missouri's Growing LEP Population

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dc.contributor.author Sengsavanh, Sita
dc.coverage.spatial Missouri en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-24T16:45:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-24T16:45:38Z
dc.date.issued 2005-07
dc.identifier.citation Sengsavanh, S.(2005). Keeping up with Missouri's Growing LEP Population. Report 33-2005. Retrieved 09-25-09, from University of Missouri Columbia, Institute of Public Policy Web site: http://www.truman.missouri.edu/ipp/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2694
dc.description.abstract Immigration is growing in areas that have not previously experienced immigrant populations. This trend, coupled with requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), introduces new challenges to school districts across the country to comply with legislation to serve the growing population of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. As stated in policy note (31-2005), the LEP student growth rate in Missouri has been steady over the past twenty years, with high growth in the past five years. The 2004-05 Missouri LEP Census counted 97 languages of LEP students, which include the top ten languages of: Spanish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Somali, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, French and African Tribal. The diversity of languages represents the diversity of students in the classroom, which creates a challenge for instructors to teach students with different language backgrounds. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy en
dc.relation.ispartof Public Policy publications (MU) en
dc.source.uri http://www.truman.missouri.edu/uploads/Publications/33-2005%20-%20CT%2012-30-08.pdf en
dc.subject immigration in Missouri en
dc.subject.lcsh Minority students en
dc.subject.lcsh Second language acquisition en
dc.subject.lcsh Limited English-proficient students -- Rating of en
dc.subject.lcsh Linguistic minorities -- Education -- Ability testing en
dc.title Keeping up with Missouri's Growing LEP Population en
dc.type Article en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policy en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Institute of Public Policy


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