How should districts identify limited English proficient students?

Students with limited English proficiency (LEP) may be at a significant disadvantage when using more traditional identification methods. Students from disadvantaged households, ethnic minority students and LEP students are clearly underrepresented in gifted programs. For more information on addressing the needs of diverse student populations, please see http://www.gifted.uconn.edu/nrcgt/newsletter/winter05/winter053.html.