Equal Educational Opportunities Act (1974): History & Impact - Quiz & Worksheet


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Sebastian struggles to speak English. Under the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974, it is his school's responsibility to take action to help remove language _____ that will keep him from accessing the general curriculum.

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1. The Equal Educational Opportunities Act provides _____ against unfair treatment related to identifiers such as race and national origin.

2. Separating students based on their ability to speak English is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does the Equal Educational Opportunities Act address? How can compliance with the act be ensured? These are examples of the kinds of facts you should be familiar with when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will do well on this quiz if you are able to:

  • Identify what schools should remove under this act for students who struggle to speak English
  • State what the act provides relating to unfair treatment based on race and nationality
  • Describe the act of separating students based on their ability to speak English
  • Name who is protected by the Equal Educational Opportunities Act
  • Explain how a school can ensure it meets both the requirements of the act and the needs of English language learners

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how a school can comply with the act and meet the needs of students
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who the Equal Educational Opportunities Act protects
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about provisions in the act addressing unfair treatment and the separation of students based on English-speaking abilities

Additional Learning

Get more details about this legislation using the lesson titled Equal Educational Opportunities Act (1974): History & Impact. You will learn:

  • What the Equal Educational Opportunities Act guarantees
  • What this act is rooted in
  • Who proposed this act in 1972