ERIC Number: ED266196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Transitional Bilingual Program Guidelines. Revised.
This document outlines the Reading Pennsylvania School Districts' Transitional Bilingual Program, designed to successfully integrate all students into the regular school programs as quickly as possible. Students are taught English language skills in a bilingual setting (Spanish being the dominant foreign language) with mathematics, social studies and science taught bilingually until students are ready to enter mainstream classes. The document describes: (1) enrollment procedures; (2) testing for English language proficiency; (3) student review conferences; (4) parental requests for placement in a bilingual program; (5) testing procedures for placement in various levels of the program; (6) integration and placement of bilingual students in mainstream classes; (7) end of year promotion and retention; (8) referrals to bilingual caseworkers; (9) responsibilities of bilingual/English as a second language teachers and teachers' aides; (10) program record keeping; (11) transfer of students in and out of the district; (12) end of the year activities and responsibilities; and (13) a checklist of responsibilities for various program staff throughout the year. The document concludes with a description of the program's curriculum and classroom management approach. (CG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Reading School District, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania