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Document Number: 3124

Meeting the Needs of Students With Limited English Proficiency - By synthesizing existing research, this report explores the amount of time English-language-learners (ELL) students need to become proficient in English. It also outlines the approaches used to teach ELL students and what requirements each state is expected to meet according to the Department of Educationís Office of Civil Rights. Among its findings are that 76% of ELL students receive English-based instruction (such as English as a second language), while 40% receive bilingual instruction focused on teaching curriculum in the studentís home language (such as teaching math in Spanish). (General Accounting Office, February 2001)...

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