TELPAS Alternate Resources

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TEA designed the  Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) and TELPAS Alternate to assess the progress that emergent bilingual (EB) students make in learning the English language. The TELPAS Alternate assessment meets the federal requirement mandated under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires states to administer an alternate English language proficiency assessment for EB students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who cannot participate in the general ELP assessment, even with allowable accommodations.  

To view all EB resources related to state assessments, visit the EB students webpage. For assistance on the implementation of state and federal guidance regarding program services for EB students, visit the English Learner Support Division webpage.

General Information

Use the link below to access information about TELPAS Alternate. 

TELPAS Alternate Blueprints and Proficiency Levels

Use the following links to access the TELPAS Alternate Blueprints and Proficiency Levels Resources.

TELPAS Alternate Resources

Use the links to below to access Documentation Forms and Instructional Resources.

Documentation Forms

Use the links to below to access the Participation, NAAR, and Medical Exception forms. 

Instructional Resources

Use the links below to access the glossary and Observable Behaviors (notes version and electronic version). 

TELPAS Alternate Training Resources

Use the links below to access training resources. For narrated TELPAS Alternate training videos, visit the Holistic Raters section in the Texas Assessment Learning Management System.

Use the link below to access the accessible version of the Observable Behaviors and Classroom Examples included in the four domains (Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing) training PowerPoints above. 

TELPAS Alternate Parent Resources

Use the following links to access parent resources.

Technical Resources

The links below contain technical resources:

Additional Resources

The links below contain additional resources for EL assessments.

Related Webpages

The links below contain general information related to state assessments.