What is TELPAS?
The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) fulfills federal requirements for assessing the English language proficiency of ELLs in kindergarten through grade 12 in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS reports student performance in terms of 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 are required to participate in TELPAS, including students classified as limited English proficient (LEP) in PEIMS who have parents who have declined bilingual/ ESL program services (PEIMS code C). ELLs are required to be assessed annually until they meet bilingual/ESL program exit criteria and are reclassified as non-LEP.
2020-2021 TELPAS Testing Schedule:
Monday, March 1 – Grades 2-5, Reading
Tuesday, March 2 – Grades 2-5, Listening and Speaking
Wednesday, March 3 – Grades 2-5, Listening and Speaking
Monday, March 1 – Grades 6-8, Reading
Tuesday, March 2 – Grades 6-8, Listening and Speaking
Wednesday, March 3 – Grades 6-8, Listening and Speaking
Monday, March 1 – Grades 9, Reading
Tuesday, March 2 – Grades 9, Reading
Wednesday, March 3 – Grades 10, Reading
Thursday, March 4 – Grades 11, Reading
Friday, March 5 – Grades 12, Reading
Monday, March 15 – Grades 9, Listening and Speaking
Tuesday, March 16 – Grades 9, Listening and Speaking
Wednesday, March 17 – Grades 10, Listening and Speaking
Thursday, March 18 – Grades 11, Listening and Speaking
Friday, March 19 – Grades 12, Listening and Speaking