The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) fulfills federal requirements for assessing the English Language proficiency of English language learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12 in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS assesses students in alignment with the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), which are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Student performance is reported in terms of four English language proficiency levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and advanced high. TELPAS results are used to meet state and federal reporting and accountability requirements.
TELPAS Timeline - 2016-2017
January 18, 2017 - Assembling and Verifying Grades 2-12 Writing Collections course available
January 30, 2017 - Online basic training course for new K-1 and 2-12 raters available
February 13, 2017 - Calibration window opens for new and returning raters - first 2 sets
February 13, 2017 - Earliest eligibility date for TELPAS writing samples
March 6- April 5, 2017 - TELPAS assessment window
Training and Calibration Resources
TELPAS Online Training Center Website for all training activities
Rater Training Instructions Instructions on how to Sign Up, Log In, or Update Your User Profile
Educator Guide to TELPAS Grades K–12 Resource which includes video clips that will be helpful in reviewing all domains before beginning rater calibration.
TELPAS Rater Information - Helpful documents for training and calibrating
Writing Collection Resources
Texas Education Agency
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