2014-2015 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of English Language Learners

 

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July 18, 2014

 

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

  SUBJECT:    2014-2015 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of English Language Learners

 The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has completed the annual review of approved tests for use during the 2014-2015 school year in the identification of English language learners (ELLs) 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) to grade 12. Assessments also measure reading and writing in English and Spanish from PK to grade 12.

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

   Identification

   Placement

   Annual Assessment

   Formative Assessment

   Exit (grades 1-12 only)

   Gifted/Talented

The 2014-2015 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of ELL students can be accessed from the TEA website at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=4098.

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

Sincerely,

 

Monica Martinez
Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs

 

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