Your Child and the TELPAS Test
TEA designed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) to assess the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students, also referred to as English learners (ELs), make in learning the English language. Texas has adopted a definition of significant cognitive disability that can be found here.
Information for Parents About the TELPAS Test
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TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate tests are given in the Spring each year.
Language Proficiency Assessment Committees
LPACs make testing decisions for English language learners, including test accommodations, alternate tests, etc.
Allowable Accommodations for Students taking TELPAS
There are accommodations for TELPAS. In addition, TEA has developed an alternate English language proficiency assessment, referred to as TELPAS Alternate, for ELs that have significant cognitive disabilities. Please contact your child’s teacher for more information on accommodations for TELPAS and on TELPAS Alternate.