• Mission

    The mission of the Plano Independent School District is to provide an excellent education for all students.

    The PISD Bilingual/ESL Program believes that culturally and linguistically diverse students should be provided a consistently high quality education so that students are academically successful and prepared to meet the challenges of a changing world.

    The program:

    • Provides instruction for the English Language Learner in the most appropriate program format in accordance with Texas Education Agency (TEA) guidelines.
    • Provides instruction that reflects the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and PISD curriculum guidelines in all content areas.
    • Promotes acceptance of Bilingual/ESL instruction as an integral part of the whole school program.
    • Promotes understanding and respect for diversity by students, parents, staff and community.
    • Enhances the student’s self-esteem and promotes a positive school climate.
    • Evaluates results and makes adjustments as warranted to address student learning at both campus and district levels.
    • Supports staff development on cultural and linguistic diversity and second language acquisition strategies/methodologies.
    • Addresses issues relating to staffing and instructional/organizational arrangements.
    • Communicates success of Bilingual/ESL programs to the students, parents, district, and community.
    • Actively promotes parental involvement as an integral part of a student’s education.
  • Goals

    Bilingual Program Goals:

    The goals of the Bilingual program are for students to:

    • Attain oral fluency in communication and literacy skills in their native language,
    • Attain high levels of academic achievement in language arts and in content subjects in their native language and in English,
    • Improve their English proficiency,
    • Transfer concepts and skills into English.

    ESL Program Goals:

    The goals of the ESL program are for students to:

    • Improve their English proficiency
    • Attain high levels of academic achievement in language arts and in content subjects

    Measurements:

    The assessment measurements that will be used to analyze the goals are:

    • TELPAS
    • MAP
    • STAAR/EOC