2015 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students

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August 5, 2015

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT:    2015 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has completed the annual review of approved tests for use during the 2015-2016 school year in the identification of students of limited English proficiency as well as entry/exit from bilingual education and English as a second language programs, in accordance with 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §89.1225(d), relating to Testing and Classification of Students. The approved tests placed on the list are based on scientific research and measure oral language proficiency in listening and speaking in English and Spanish from prekindergarten (PK) - grade 12. Assessments also measure reading and writing in English and Spanish from PK - grade 12.

The list of approved tests are grouped in the following categories:

  • Identification
  • Formative Assessment
  • Annual Assessment
  • Exit (grades 1-12 only)

The 2015-2016 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of LEP students can be accessed from the TEA webpage at: http://tea.texas.gov/bilingual/esl/education/.

If you have questions related to the list of approved tests for the assessment of LEP students, please contact Susie Coultress, State Director of Bilingual/ESL/Title III/Migrant in the Curriculum Division by telephone at (512) 463-9581 or by email at susie.coultress@tea.texas.gov.

Sincerely,
Monica Martinez
Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs