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Document Number: 7104

English Language Learners with Disabilities: Identification and Other State Policies and Issues - This paper presents current policy issues pertaining to LEP students with disabilities. The paper includes background information and data from interviews with representatives from special education units in seven states regarding current state staffing, initiatives and policies that focus on identifying English language learners as students with disabilities. Background topics covered include prevalence data and disproportionality research; extant outcome data; and federal policy and court rulings. Findings include state staffing, state activities, state policies, state personnel preparation and certification, key challenges, and best practice and policy recommendations from states. (Chandra Keller-Allen, Project Forum, August 2006) ...


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