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Program Implementation Resources


The TEA English Learner Support Division is continuously developing program implementation resources for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to utilize in providing effective bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) programs for English Learners that meet and exceed state requirements.


In Texas, there are six state-approved program models that can be implemented to support English learners.

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What is a Transitional Early Exit Bilingual Education Program?

A bilingual program model in which students identified as English learners are served in both English and another language and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than two or later than five years after the student enrolls in school.

What is a Transitional Late Exit Bilingual Education Program?

A bilingual program model in which students identified as English learners are served in both English and another language and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than six or later than seven years after the student enrolls in school.
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What resources are available for implementing a Transitional Bilingual Education?

Start here! A NEW Getting Started Guide Opens a new window has been developed to provide a comprehensive view of how to utilize the program implementation rubrics, scoring tools, and NEW stakeholder checklists for a cohesive and systematic program evaluation.
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Where can I find research in the areas of Bilingual Education Programs?

Literature Reviews for Bilingual Education Programs Opens a new window are available for you to stay current on research that has been conducted on effective programs for students.

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What is a Dual Language Immersion One Way Program?

A bilingual/biliteracy program model in which students identified as English learners are served in both English and another language and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria in order to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than six or later than seven years after the student enrolls in school.

What is a Dual Language Immersion Two Way Program?

A bilingual/biliteracy program model in which students identified as English learners are integrated with students proficient in English and are served in both English and another language and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria in order to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than six or later than seven years after the student enrolls in school.
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What resources are available for implementing a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program?

Start here! A NEW Getting Started Guide Opens a new window has been developed to provide a comprehensive view of how to utilize the program implementation rubrics, scoring tools, and NEW stakeholder checklists for a cohesive and systematic program evaluation.
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Where can I find research in the areas of Bilingual Education Programs?

Literature Reviews for Bilingual Education Programs Opens a new window are available for you to stay current on research that has been conducted on effective programs for students.

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What is an English as a Second Language Content-Based Program?

An English acquisition program that serves students identified as English learners through English instruction by a teacher appropriately certified in ESL under TEC, §29.061(c), through English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.

What is an English as a Second Language Pull Out Program?

An English acquisition program that serves students identified as English learners through English instruction provided by an appropriately certified ESL teacher under the TEC, §29.061(c), through English language arts and reading.
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What resources are available for implementing an English as a Second Language Program?

Start here! A NEW Getting Started Guide Opens a new window has been developed to provide a comprehensive view of how to utilize the program implementation rubrics, scoring tools, and NEW stakeholder checklists for a cohesive and systematic program evaluation.
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Where can I find research in the areas of Bilingual Education Programs?

Literature Reviews on English as a Second Language Programs Opens a new window is available for you to stay current on research that has been conducted on effective programs for students.
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Check back regularly for more tools and resources, videos of program model implementers, and spotlights of well-implemented programs.