Houston, Texas

TELPAS PRO- Intervene

Welcome to TELPAS PRO

TELPAS is an assessment for English language learners (ELLs)
to test language proficiency of K-12 ELLs
in four language domains.

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How does TELPAS PRO Work?

TELPAS is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language. The letters in TELPAS stand for the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. The Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal requirements. Texas annually assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs) in four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each EL makes in becoming proficient in the use of academic English.

Who takes TELPAS?

Students in grades K-12 that have been identified as an EL are required totake TELPAS. This includes ELs whose parents have declined bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) program services. They will stopparticipating in TELPAS when their language proficiency assessment committee (LPAC) determines that they are proficient in the Englishlanguage and have met exit criteria. This applies to all ELs even those who are not in a bilingual or ESL program. Once a student has met the state’s exit criteria, they will no longer be identified as an EL and will not have to participate in TELPAS.