2018 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of English Learners

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July, 12, 2018

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT: 2018 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of English Learners

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are required to use a list of approved assessments for the identification and reclassification of English learners[1].

The 2018-2019 List of Approved Tests for Assessments of English Learners is provided in the link below, but is only applicable for this school year.Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, LEAs will be required to use a single statewide test for entry and reclassification[2].

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) - Grade 12.Assessments also measure reading and writing in English and Spanish from PK - Grade 12.

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

    • Identification
    • Formative Assessment
    • Annual Assessment
    • Reclassification (grades 1-12 only) 
        

    The 2018-2019 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of English Learners can be accessed from the TEA webpage at: https://tea.texas.gov/bilingual/esl/education/

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact Susie Coultress, State Director of Bilingual/ESL/Title III in the Division of English Learner Support, at (512) 463-9414 or by email at susie.coultress@tea.texas.gov.


    [1] 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §89.1225(d), Relating to Testing and Classification of Students

    [2] In accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan, Title III, Part A, approved by the United States Department of Education in March 2018