Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
A federally required assessment program designed to measure the annual progress that ELLs make in learning academic English in grades K - 12.
- TELPAS assesses students in alignment with the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
- There are four language domains used to assess TELPAS: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
- Student performance is reported in terms of the four English language proficiency levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and advanced high
- TELPAS results are used in accountability and performance-based monitoring indicators
All K-12 ELLs, including those whose parents declined bilingual/ESL program services (denials/PEIMS code C) are assessed annually. ELLs are required to be assessed annually until they meet bilingual/ESL program exit criteria.
Grades 2 - 12
- Multiple-choice online reading tests in six grade clusters: 2, 3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, and 10-12
- Multiple-choice online listening/speaking in four grade clusters: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12
- Holistically rated student writing collections