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TBIP State Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program 

The State Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (STBIP), with the involvement of parents, educators, and community, is committed to addressing the unique needs of students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds and to help them achieve the high content and performance standards expected of all students in Washington State.  The program helps English Language Learners (ELLs) to become proficient in English and to meet State learning standards.  Created in 1979, the program serves about eight percent of the state's student population.

 

 

Program Definition

 

Washington State Law WAC 392-160 defines “Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program” as a system of instruction which:

  • Uses two languages, one of which is English, as a means of instruction to build upon and expand language skills to enable a student to achieve competency in English.

  • Teaches concepts and knowledge in the primary language of a student, while the student also acquires English language skills.

  • Tests students in the subject matter in English.

 

Student Eligibility and Placement

 

  • Eligibility begins with the administration of a Home Language Survey to determine if a language other than English is spoken at home and if the child first spoke a language other than English.

  • If the child speaks a language other than English, the student’s English language ability is measured with the Washington Language Proficiency Test within the student’s first 10 days of attendance.

  • Students scoring at the Beginning, Advanced Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Level are eligible for TBIP services.  Students who score at the Transitional Level are not eligible.

  • Under federal guidelines, parents must be informed of student placement in a language program within 30 days of placement.

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Waterville, WA 98858

Title IX and Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW
Name/Title: Tabatha Mires/Superintendent
Address: PO Box 490, Waterville, WA 98858
Telephone Number: 509-745-8584
Email: tmires@waterville.wednet.edu

 

 Section 504/ADA Coordinator NameTitle: Tabatha Mires/Superintendent

Address: PO Box 490, Waterville, WA 98858

Telephone Number: 509-745-8585

Email: tmires@waterville.wednet.edu

Waterville School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact Tabatha Mires.

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