Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE): Native Language Instruction + ESL
The Transitional Bilingual Education program is provided whenever there are 20 or more ELL students with a common native language enrolled in one school. The Dual language program provides language supports for students who qualify for the TBE program. Bilingual programs must be taught by a certified teacher who is fluent in the native languages spoken by the students. The program promotes students’ success in academic subjects and in learning English. Each student remains in the TBE program until he/she reaches enough English acquisition to successfully perform in the general program of instruction. Students in this program qualify as full-time or part-time students depending on the scores they achieve on the language proficiency tests.
Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI): English Language Instruction + ESL support
Transitional Program of Instruction may be provided in addition to a dual program whenever there are fewer than 20 LEP students of a common native language at any school. Transitional Program services involve instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and the use linguistically responsive instruction to teach academic content inside or outside of the classroom. Each student remains in the TPI program until he/she reaches enough English acquisition to successfully perform in the general program of instruction.