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Migrant/Bilingual Education

Program Guidelines

Law, Regulation and Guidance
Identification and Eligibility | Models and Services
English Language Proficiency Assessment | English Language Proficiency Descriptors and Standards
Family Engagement and Communication

Identification and Eligibility
Identify Eligible Students
Definitions, procedures for the identification of English language learners, transfer and foreign exchange students, sign language as the primary language

Native American and Alaska Natives Under Title III, Part A
Eligibility, process for identification, program eligibility, assessment, services

Immigrant Children and Youth Under Title III, Part A
Definition, identification and reporting, immigrant competitive grants, the right to attend public schools

Models and Services
Program Models
Legislation, instructional program models and descriptions, alternative instructional programs, equal access to school and district programs

Exited TBIP Students
Funding formula for eligible exited TBIP students, eligibility, services for eligible, exited students, program evaluation

Private School Participation in Title III
Federal law, regulation, guidance, consultation, identification, services, recordkeeping, complaint process

WELPA AND ELPA21 — English Language Proficiency Assessments
English language proficiency assessments determine eligibility for English language development services. WELPA (Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment) will phase out during the 2016-17 school year — ELPA21 (English Language Proficiency Assessment) will take its place.
2015-16 WELPA Placement Test ǀ ELPA21 AT OSPI ǀ Questions? Ask about English language proficiency assessments

English Language Proficiency Descriptors and Standards
The proficiency descriptors and new English language proficiency standards are designed for classroom teachers and English Language Learner (ELL) specialists.

Family Engagement and Communication
Parent Communication and Engagement
Communication and language access, notification of eligibility, AMAO notification, parent waiver, federal parent engagement requirements

Translated Guides, Notification Letters and Forms for Parents and Guardians
Parent guides, notification letters, home language survey, forms — waive placement and private school consultation

Information for Parents
New state assessment system — Smarter Balanced — and how it can support English language learners, introduction to migrant education, and how bilingual education works — Learning English in Washington Schools: What Parents Should Know






















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