Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Resources

Participation of English Language Learners in State Assessments requires language proficiency assessment committees (LPACs) to make assessment decisions on an individual student basis.  This is in accordance with administrative procedures established by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and in the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 101, Subchapter AA, Commissioner’s Rules.

The resources on this page provide LPACs with the information they need to comply with state requirements as they monitor the progress and needs of English language learners (ELLs) and make state assessment decisions for the following:

  • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
  • Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
  • Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)

 NoteThe resources on this webpage take the place of TEA's annually published LPAC Decision-Making Process for the Texas Assessment Program manual.  As policies and documents are finalized, they will be posted as separate links. Documents updated or revised within a school year will indicate the date of revision.

LPAC Decision-Making Resources for the 2013–2014 School Year

Links below contain information on LPACs.

Training Materials

The link below is a training PowerPoint for LPACS:

2013-2014 LPAC Decision-Making Process for the Texas Assessment Program (PPT posted 10/18/13) 

    Decision Making Guides for State Assessment Programs

    Use the links below to access the decision-making guides for the state assessment programs:

      Other LPAC Resources

      Use the link below to access other LPAC resources:

      Instructions for Years in U.S. Schools Data Collection (PDF posted 01/31/14)

      ELL Assessment Documentation Forms

      Use the links below to open ELL assessment documentation forms:

      Related Resources

      Use the links below to access additional information:



      For additional information, contact:

      Student Assessment Division
      1701 North Congress Avenue, Room 3-122A
      Austin, Texas 78701 
      (512) 463-9536

       ell.tests@tea.state.tx.us