Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) Description

Students who are learning English typically need support in the areas of reading, vocabulary development, writing and comprehension. The teachers of English Language Learners provide direct instruction in these areas in small groups both inside and outside the general education classrooms.The goals of this program include meeting the academic achievement standards for grade promotion and developing proficiency in English. Teachers offer content-based instruction at the students' levels and augment the curricula students receive in their grade level classrooms.


All students new to District 113A who have been identified as having a language other than English spoken in the home will be assessed using the state mandated WIDA screener.

We monitor the progress of English language proficiency through a formal assessment (ACCESS) provided by the State of Illinois. This assessment monitors students progress in four domains: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The ACCESS is a state mandated test given on a yearly basis every January to all students in grades K-8 identified as having limited English proficiency.

Mission Statement

As a district we respect the cultural diversity in our schools, promote pride in culture, and suppport and encourage native language usage at home. We believe that our TPI and Bilingual programs will provide additional support to promote academic success and develop a lifelong love of learning.