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Illinois state law requires school districts to provide Transitional 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. Instruction is provided in the student’s native language with transition into English. The program helps students to succeed in academic subjects and learn 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:

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