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 limited English proficient (LEP) students, also referred to as English learners (ELs), make in learning the English language. To view all English learner (EL) resources, visit the EL webpage

TEA has developed the TELPAS Alternate assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires states to administer an alternate English language proficiency (ELP) assessment for English learners (ELs) with the most significant cognitive disabilities who cannot participate in the general ELP assessment, even with allowable accommodations.

General Information

Use the link below to access information about TELPAS Alternate. 




Educator Guide to TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate (updated 02/04/20) 


TELPAS Alternate Blueprints and Proficiency Levels

Use the following links to access the TELPAS 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 link below to access the Observable Behaviors (notes version). 

TELPAS Alternate Training Resources

Use the links below to access training resources.

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.


Additional Resources

The links below contain additional resources for EL assessments.


Related Webpages

The links below contain general information related to state assessments.