THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
SUBJECT: 2018 List of Approved
Tests for Assessment of English Learners
Education Agencies (LEAs) are required to use a list of approved assessments for
the identification and reclassification of English learners.
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.
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.
list of approved tests are grouped in the following categories:
(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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
 19 Texas Administrative Code
(TAC), §89.1225(d), Relating to Testing and Classification of Students
 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