English as a Second Language
The Transitional Program of Instruction is for non-native English speaking students who have difficulty with written or spoken English. The program provides support to help students succeed in academic subjects and learn English.
Instructional Goals of the TPI Program - To meet academic achievement standards for grade promotion and to become proficient in English.
The Transitional Bilingual Education program is for non-native English speaking students who have difficulty with written or spoken English. The program provides instruction in English, as well as the student’s native language. The program helps students to succeed in academic subjects and learn English.
Instructional Goals of the TPE Program - To meet academic achievement standards for grade promotion and to become proficient in English.
- WIDA Consortium - https://wida.wisc.edu
- ACCESS Test - English Language Proficiency Assessment - https://www.isbe.net/Pages/AccessforELL.aspx
- ISBE Multilingual Services Department - https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Multilingual-Services.aspx
Federal and State Grants
District 142 currently receives funding from the following federal and state grants:
- Title I ESSA – Improving Basic Programs
- Title II-A ESSA – Teacher Quality
- Title IV ESSA - Student Support and Academic Enrichment
- Title III – Language Instruction Program – Limited English LIPLEP
- Career and Technical Ed Improvement (CTEI) – Vocational Education
- School Library Grant
- Early Childhood Block Grant (Prevention Initiative and Preschool for All)
Projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal grant money must credit the Federal government for the Federal government’s portion of the financial support.
This web page citation informs the public that the use of Federal dollars in Forest Ridge Elementary meets the Stevens Amendment requirement. Staff development opportunities, resource purchases and personnel have been funded in whole or in part with Federal entitlement dollars.