(1)“K–12 Biliteracy Pathways Grant” means the Grant established in OAR 581-017-0383 (Establishment) to implement ORS 336.079 (English language learners).
(2)“K–12 Biliteracy Pathway” means an educational program that begins in at least Kindergarten and continues through grade 12 that promotes biliteracy outcomes and provides students who complete this pathway with the skills necessary to earn a State Seal of Biliteracy. For the purposes of this grant, these pathways must include an existing dual language program that:
(a)Already serves students at the elementary school level;
(b)Also operates at or there are plans for expansion to the middle and high school level; and
(c)Is primarily designed to serve English Learners.
(3)“Dual language program” means any program that provides literacy and content instruction to all students through two languages and that promotes bilingualism and biliteracy, grade-level academic achievement, and multicultural competence for all students. This grant is intended to support dual language programs that are primarily designed to serve English Learners. These types of dual language programs are commonly referred to as two-way immersion, developmental bilingual, and heritage language programs.
Rule 581-017-0380 — Definitions,