• Who Are Your ELLs (English Language Learners?)

  • English Language Learners (ELLs) make up approximately 30% of Yakima School District's student population. These students  are identified when they register in the Yakima School District and are assessed annually through a language proficiency exam. When students demonstrate proficiency on the annual assessment, they are exited from the Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (TBIP).

  • What happens to the students that exit TBIP?

    As students increase their language proficiency, they will eventually exit out of the TBIP program.  Even though these students are no longer considered ELL, they still may need language support.  These students must be identified for two years after exiting out of ELL status and continued support should be provided.

  • How are Native Americans identified?

    Native American students can be identified for the TBIP program. 

    Process for Identifying Title III Eligible Native American Students