Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Resources

Participation of English learners (ELs) 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 ELs and make state assessment decisions for the following:

  • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
  • Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
  • TELPAS Alternate

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.

2019–2020 LPAC Decision-Making Resources

Links below contain information on LPACs.

Training Materials

The link below includes training materials for LPACS:

  • 2019–2020 LPAC Training Presentation (PDF coming soon)
  • 2019–2020 LPAC Training Presentation (PPT coming soon)

    Decision Making Guides for State Assessment Programs

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

    •  2019–2020 LPAC STAAR Decision-Making guide (PDF coming soon)
    •  2019–2020 LPAC TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate Decision-Making guide (PDF coming soon)

    Other LPAC Resources

    Use the link below to access other LPAC resources:

    Instructions for Years in U.S. Schools Data Collection (PDF coming soon)

    EL Assessment Documentation Forms

    Use the links below to open EL assessment documentation forms:

    • 2019–2020 LPAC STAAR Participation & Designated Supports Decision form (DOC coming soon)
    • 2019–2020 LPAC TELPAS Participation Designated Supports Decisions Form (DOC coming soon)
    • 2019–2020 LPAC STAAR English I Special Provision Documentation form (DOC coming soon)
    • LPAC Student History Worksheet (DOC coming soon)
    • Affirmation of Asylee/Refugee Status When Official Documents Delayed (DOC coming soon)

    Related Resources

    Use the links below to access additional information:

    Contact Information

    For additional information, contact:

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

    assessment.specialpopulations@tea.texas.gov