Limited English Proficiency (LEP) - Definition & Meaning

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) refers to a condition where individuals, typically students, have a limited ability to understand, speak, read, or write in the English language.
Students with LEP may come from diverse linguistic backgrounds and may require additional support to access and engage effectively in an English-medium educational environment.
Schools are responsible for providing appropriate language assistance, such as English as a Second Language (ESL) programs or bilingual education, to help LEP students develop English language proficiency and succeed academically.

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