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Transitional Program of Instruction

The Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) program in District 130 serves English learners whose home language is one other than English or Spanish. Based on the results from the prescribed language screener or the ACCESS test, TPI students receive second language support through an English transitional program and collaboration model. In the collaboration model, English learners from various language backgrounds are placed in mainstream classes to receive either push-in or co-teaching instruction in all core content areas using specific strategies for English learners. When possible, the home language is used as a support.

District 130 encourages its general education teachers to earn ESL endorsements. When an ESL endorsed teacher is available, TPI students at that grade level are placed in the ESL-endorsed teacher's classroom. The TPI teacher leaders then collaborate with those ESL classroom teachers to ensure the TPI students' language needs are being met, differentiation is occurring, ESL is properly incorporated into the general education setting in all content areas, and that the TPI students are making progress in the English language.

TPI Enrollment Exit Requirements

ACCESS Test Score

Reading Proficiency: 1.0 - 4.1

Writing Proficiency: 1.0 - 4.1

Overall Composite Proficiency:
1.0 - 4.7 

ACCESS Test Score

Overall Composite Proficiency:
4.8 or higher

*New exit requirement


*The new exit requirement is retroactive to the 2016-17 school year 

Home Language Survey

Illinois requires school districts to collect a Home Language Survey for every new student. This survey is used to count the students whose families speak a language other than English at home. It also helps to identify the students who need to be assessed for English language proficiency.

Please click the links below to download the Home Language Survey in your preferred language.

Arabic | English Greek | Lithuanian | Polish

Russian | Spanish Tagalog | Ukrainian | Urdu

Contact Information

Office of Language, Culture and Learning
12300 S. Greenwood Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406
Phone: (708) 385-6800
Fax: (708) 385-8467

Enid Alvarez
Director of Language, Culture and Learning

Catherine Rotimi
English Learner Coordinator
Ext. 7437

Marisa Esparza
Ext. 7022

Parent Resources

ISBE Bilingual Web Page
(Click "Communication with Families," then click "A Guide to Your Children's Schools: A Parent Handbook" to select your preferred language.)


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