The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) was designed by the Texas Education Agency to provide a measure of the progress of limited English proficient (LEP) students in public schools. This assessment evaluates a student’s ability to read, write, listen, and speak in English and then classifies the student into one of four proficiency levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and advanced high. An explanation of each of these four proficiency ratings can be found here.
Tyler ISD’s goal is to help each student develop advanced high proficiency before eventually exiting the LEP program. Administration of TELPAS occurs during the spring semester of each academic year at your son or daughter’s campus.
What do the ratings mean on my student’s report?
The goal of the TELPAS assessment is to assess a student’s ability to function in the English language. However, information from the TELPAS assessment is used for a variety of other functions including informing instructional planning, evaluating campus and district programs, and assessing campuses and districts with regard to state and federal standards.
What do the results of the TELPAS assessment mean for your son or daughter? You can get a detailed explanation of your son or daughters results here if they are in Kindergarten or 1st grade and here if they are 2nd-12th grades.