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Definitions.

As used in this chapter:
(1) "Transitional bilingual instruction" means a system of instruction which:
(a) Uses two languages, one of which is English, as a means of instruction to build upon and expand language skills to enable a student to achieve competency in English;
(b) Introduces concepts and information in the primary language of a student and reinforces them in the English language; and
(c) Tests students in the subject matter in English.
(2) "Primary language" means the language most often used by a student (not necessarily by parents, guardians, or others) for communication in the student's place of residence.
(3) "Eligible student" means any student who meets the following two conditions:
(a) The primary language of the student must be other than English; and
(b) The student's English skills must be sufficiently deficient or absent to impair learning.
(4) "Alternative instructional program" means a program of instruction which may include English as a second language and is designed to enable the student to achieve competency in English.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.808. WSR 84-20-083 (Order 84-41), ยง 392-160-005, filed 10/2/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.800 through 28A.58.810. WSR 84-13-027 (Order 84-17), ยง 392-160-005, filed 6/13/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.58.808. WSR 80-07-039 (Order 80-21), ยง 392-160-005, filed 6/17/80.]
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