Multilingual Education Program

Our Multilingual Education Program will help your child develop English language skills. At the same time, we help your child develop academic language at their grade level.

Students in the Multilingual Education Program stay at their home schools. They take part in basic education classes. Our paraeducators work with classroom teachers to help Multilingual Learners with their new language. Paraeducators support the work in the classroom through small-group lessons, one-on-one instruction or by working in the classroom with students. We focus on language development and support content learning in the regular classroom.

When a student starts school, if there is an indication that they have a second language background, we will screen them for possible placement in the Multilingual Education Program. We currently use the WIDA Screener as a placement tool. The WIDA tests reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. In addition, once a student has been qualified for the program, they will be tested each year to determine their progress in English proficiency. The annual WIDA helps us make instructional decisions for our multilingual learners and determine whether they stay in the program or exit it.

Focus on Language Development

The State of Washington sets English language proficiency standards. The standards describe English learners as they acquire English.

More Information

For more information about our Multilingual Learner Program, please contact Anne DeHan  at 360-662-1725.