ELPS Review Work Group Drafts
Feedback will be accepted in response to English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) work group drafts throughout the review and revision process. Comments on drafts will help to inform future work groups' recommendations.
When providing specific comments and recommendations for a work group, please identify the work group in the subject line of the email. For example, in the subject line, please indicate "ELPS Review Work Group C Feedback." Please submit comments to TEA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Group D
Work Group D developed recommendations for revising the crosscurricular second language acquisition essential knowledge and skills (student expectations or SEs) for each of the four domains. The work group agreed with recommendations from Work Group A and integrated SEs from the current learning strategies section into the domain the SE best fit within.
Work Group D Recommendations (PDF, 106KB)
Work Group C
TEA distributed a survey to collect feedback on the two proficiency level descriptor (PLD) models proposed by Work Group B. The next group, Work Group C, reviewed the proposed models and survey results and
- recommended expanding the current PLDs from four levels to five levels;
- made suggestions for new labels for each of the five levels; and
- identified key concepts for each of the four domains of language (listening, speaking reading, and writing).
For grade bands, Work Group C recommended maintaining the current organization for the PLDs:
- one set of PLDs for the listening and speaking domains (kindergarten–grade 12) and
- two grade bands for the reading and writing domains (kindergarten–grade 1 and grades 2–12).
The Work Group C recommendations document outlines the five proficiency levels and includes sample PLDs for one concept in each domain. For the reading and writing domains, which are proposed to have two grade bands, the document includes sample PLDSs for each grade band. Click on the item to download the PDF.
Work Group C Recommendations (PDF, 842KB)
Work Group B
Work Group B reviewed current research related to language acquisition and proficiency level descriptor models from other states/entities. The work group proposed two options for expanding the number of levels for the PLDs but did not reach consensus on a final model. The work group proposed two options for expanding the number of levels for the PLDs but did not reach consensus on a final model. Click on the item to download the PDF.
Work Group B PLD Models (PDF, 1409KB)
Work Group A
Work Group A completed a summary of issues and recommendations for future work groups based on results of the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) survey. Work Group A's draft is provided below. Click on the item below to download the PDF.
Work Group A Summary of Issues and Recommendations (PDF, 107KB)