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)?
December, 2022
December, 2022

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.