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Table 6.  Of public schools that had limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, types of LEP programs, by state: 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
State Percent of all schools with LEP instructional programs Percent using ESL, bilingual, or immersion techniques1 Percent using regular English-speaking classrooms   Percent using their native language   Percent using ESL, bilingual, or immersion techniques1 Percent using regular English-speaking classrooms
United States  86.0 92.0 85.7   14.4   83.1 91.4 69.5
                   
Alabama  82.7 72.7 87.3   #   61.4 97.0 56.8
Alaska  83.4 78.2 94.3   11.1   77.0 93.8 52.3
Arizona  88.1 96.4 94.4   3.0   92.3 95.8 82.1
Arkansas  82.1 82.7 93.0   6.6   81.8 93.6 50.0
California  87.8 90.0 89.0   15.1   86.9 90.7 84.1
                   
Colorado  80.8 98.4 89.4   14.4   90.6 90.9 66.9
Connecticut  86.6 93.1 86.2   12.6   81.6 94.0 69.3
Delaware  69.2 93.8 86.3   7.1   80.2 87.7 54.1
District of Columbia  77.4 95.7 76.7   8.5   83.5 91.7 74.4
Florida  86.2 85.5 91.6   10.5   85.3 96.8 74.8
                   
Georgia  94.1 92.8 92.0   2.6 ! 84.2 90.1 69.6
Hawaii  92.1 98.2 88.7   7.3   85.4 96.3 85.5
Idaho  79.9 93.7 89.3   15.9   81.7 95.6 39.0
Illinois  92.9 99.3 71.2   36.0   94.4 70.2 57.6
Indiana  71.7 89.9 91.2   3.1 ! 58.1 94.9 55.5
                   
Iowa  74.3 94.8 91.1   5.1 ! 89.6 99.6 55.4
Kansas  70.0 90.7 96.5   6.3 ! 84.1 97.6 64.3
Kentucky  80.1 83.6 85.9   8.4   64.4 97.8 34.8
Louisiana  75.8 75.8 92.3   1.5 ! 54.9 95.1 51.7
Maine  87.5 86.5 84.9   #   81.2 92.3 26.3
                   
Maryland  90.2 92.8 90.7   5.7 ! 80.5 97.3 74.3
Massachusetts  84.2 86.2 91.1   15.3   80.6 93.7 45.3
Michigan  79.6 94.9 78.4   6.8 ! 86.3 87.3 45.5
Minnesota  89.9 92.7 89.7   2.7   82.5 98.9 55.8
Mississippi  61.4 82.2 91.9   4.5 ! 80.5 95.9 42.5
                   
Missouri  78.8 92.8 93.2   5.4 ! 82.6 100.0 50.5
Montana  48.2 65.2 86.3   #   61.2 97.4 13.4
Nebraska  76.8 92.7 91.6   3.5   83.8 93.9 70.4
Nevada  83.8 87.5 95.8   9.6   78.0 96.1 85.0
New Hampshire  85.3 88.3 87.1   #   86.8 89.7 47.0
                   
New Jersey  96.5 99.5 66.2   18.3   78.1 86.3 72.1
New Mexico  88.7 95.6 86.8   39.0   88.0 88.7 67.3
New York  92.2 97.7 82.1   20.4   85.7 92.7 89.7
North Carolina  93.1 90.9 90.0   3.3 ! 83.6 97.7 72.4
North Dakota  62.0 75.2 88.3   #   61.4 98.4 46.1
                   
Ohio  63.5 83.3 87.8   5.9 ! 65.0 94.8 35.7
Oklahoma  68.6 78.9 84.2   7.0   72.0 95.7 53.7
Oregon  86.1 94.2 87.0   13.1   87.3 96.2 55.0
Pennsylvania  90.5 90.2 86.3   2.5 ! 78.1 93.2 78.9
Rhode Island  94.6 90.1 82.9   5.0 ! 84.4 84.1 54.7
                   
South Carolina  84.1 88.9 86.3   6.0   65.2 94.5 53.1
South Dakota  65.4 74.0 90.1   2.9 ! 74.0 95.9 37.3
Tennessee  84.8 95.0 80.7   11.4   72.4 90.1 50.2
Texas  95.5 97.3 78.6   34.1   91.2 83.1 87.0
Utah  90.4 96.4 94.6   12.8   89.1 99.0 68.3
                   
Vermont  85.4 96.7 93.5   #   91.1 94.7 49.2
Virginia  71.1 89.2 88.6   7.0   76.7 98.2 65.2
Washington  88.8 96.5 83.7   14.8   74.2 93.5 67.5
West Virginia  69.0 92.4 95.5   2.1 ! 65.9 100.0 24.5
Wisconsin  80.1 81.5 91.9   14.8   85.4 93.6 43.2
Wyoming  72.9 84.8 90.0   6.1 ! 70.9 100.0 77.8
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 A program in which at least half of the core subjects are taught in a foreign language.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, Public School Data File, 2003–04.

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