ELL

ELL

Illinois state law requires school districts provideTransitional Bilingual Education (TBE) and/or Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) services for all students in kindergarten through grade twelve who are identified as having  limited English proficiency.

 

The TBE services are for non-native English speaking students who are mastering written or spoken English. The program provides instruction in the student’s native language with transition into English.

 

TPI services are for non-native English speaking students who are mastering written or spoken English. The program provides support to help students succeed in academic subjects and learn English.

 

Our goals are to ensure that any student learning English will:

 

  • Attain English proficiency
  • Develop high levels of academic competence in English
  • Meet the same challenging State academic content and academic achievement standards