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Table 6.  Of schools that had limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, types of LEP programs, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

    Schools with LEP instructional programs 
    Methods used in LEP instructional programs  Percent that required these students to pass a test of English language proficiency to complete an LEP Program 
    Teaching English Teaching other subjects
School type and selected school characteristic Percent of all schools with LEP instructional programs Percent using ESL, bilingual, or immersion techniques Percent using regular English-speaking classrooms   Percent using their native language Percent using ESL, bilingual, or immersion techniques Percent using regular English-speaking classrooms
All schools 83.3 91.5 85.9   14.3 82.2 91.6 68.1
                 
All public schools  86.0 92.0 85.7   14.4 83.1 91.4 69.5
                 
School classification                 
Traditional public  86.3 92.1 85.7   14.5 83.2 91.4 69.4
Charter school  69.3 79.4 89.3   11.9 75.9 90.9 75.9
                 
Community type                 
Central city  88.6 93.9 84.0   23.1 86.3 88.2 75.5
Urban fringe/large town  86.5 91.8 85.8   10.1 82.5 92.5 70.6
Rural/small town  80.6 89.4 88.6   12.5 79.6 93.4 55.9
                 
School level                 
Elementary  87.4 92.8 85.7   15.8 84.1 90.8 72.0
Secondary  83.4 90.7 85.1   10.0 80.7 93.2 63.1
Combined  72.4 80.0 90.3   9.0 76.6 93.7 50.7
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  59.6 83.3 97.3   17.7 74.4 94.6 57.9
100–199  76.1 85.2 97.4   3.6 77.9 97.4 55.5
200–499  84.5 92.1 86.1   12.1 82.3 91.5 66.2
500–749  87.6 91.0 86.8   18.3 81.7 91.1 72.2
750–999  92.9 93.7 80.6   14.1 87.3 87.9 76.1
1,000 or more  91.2 95.2 82.2   15.9 87.1 92.1 72.8
                 
All BIA schools  78.9 76.7 93.3   27.6 71.1 95.5 36.4
                 
All private schools  43.7 78.3 89.1   10.4 55.2 97.2 30.2
                 
School classification                 
Catholic  33.2 79.3 87.6   4.8 51.4 100.0 33.4
Other religious  47.3 75.4 98.1   8.2 53.7 98.6 23.4
Nonsectarian  53.3 81.3 77.8   18.6 60.8 92.6 36.7
                 
Community type                 
Central city  37.9 80.7 89.4   7.9 55.7 96.6 24.5
Urban fringe/large town  45.7 74.6 90.5   9.4 55.5 97.1 33.5
Rural/small town  64.5 83.6 83.3   21.8 52.8 99.3 36.7
                 
School level                 
Elementary  38.0 85.7 91.5   10.4 59.5 100.0 21.6
Secondary  66.6 81.7 86.1   11.3 48.8 99.2 39.1
Combined  43.5 62.0 87.0   9.5 52.7 90.4 38.6
                 
Student enrollment                 
Less than 100  42.2 72.0 85.9   22.0 61.5 100.0 16.9
100–199  50.5 87.0 88.4   4.1 50.3 95.9 33.6
200–499  34.2 73.7 94.6   8.0 51.2 97.2 33.8
500–749  57.8 86.9 89.3   6.0 54.4 100.0 55.9
750 or more  58.7 70.6 86.5   # 67.5 86.5 33.7
# Rounds to zero.
NOTE: BIA school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are operated by the BIA, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, Public School, BIA School, and Private School Data Files.


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