August 5, 2015
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
SUBJECT: 2015 List of Approved Tests for Assessment
of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students
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.
of approved tests are grouped in the following categories:
(grades 1-12 only)
List of Approved Tests for Assessment of LEP students can be accessed from the
TEA webpage at: http://tea.texas.gov/bilingual/esl/education/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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