Long Term Postsecondary and Employment Outcomes of Multilingual Students Enrolled in Washington Public High Schools
What are the long-term postsecondary education and employment outcomes for students who receive services from the State Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program (TBIP)?
Key findings from this report include:
Multilingual learners are more often students of color and have more overlapping participation or eligibility in other K-12 programs (Migrant education, Free-and Reduced-Price Meals, McKinney-Vento, Special Education) than all students statewide.
Students who successfully transition out of Washington’s Transitional Bilingual Instruction Program tend to have postsecondary and employment outcomes that are similar to or slightly better than the statewide average.
Overall, multilingual learners enroll in postsecondary programs and complete degrees and certificates at lower rates than all students statewide.
Multilingual students’ income trends are similar to statewide trends by gender, race and postsecondary completion status. Higher income for multilingual students is related to higher work hours and lower post-secondary enrollments.