July 18, 2014
THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
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
The list of approved tests are grouped in the following
• Annual Assessment
• Exit (grades 1-12
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone at (512) 463-9581.
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