Overview of the K-12 English Language Learner (ELLs) Population and Instructional Programs in Virginia. Virginia Department of Education September 19, 2008. Limited English Proficient Student Enrollment Compared to All Student Enrollment.
[Public Law 107-110, Title IX, Section 9101, (25)]
The Code of Virginia provides for English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to LEP students§22.1-212.1states inpart: “School boards shall endeavor to provide instruction in the English language which shall be designed to promote the education of students for whom English is a second language.”
The Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia(8 VAC 20-131-10 et. seq.) set high achievement expectations for all students, including LEP students.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires states to increase English language proficiency and acquisition of academic content in reading, mathematics, and science for LEP students.
[Public Law 107-110, Section 1111(b), 3102]
[U.S. General Accounting Office, 1994]