ELPS in The New Digital Learning Environment

This is rich with great ideas that are practical and easy to implement.

Vision in Practice

As educators in Texas plan instruction, one impactful set of data to consider is included on the Confidential Student Report of the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) Proficiency Ratings per Language Domain.  As English Language Learners (ELLs) are assessed annually in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing, educators are afforded information related to the ELLs’ proficiency rating (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced High) to show progress attained in learning English year to year.

The data from the TELPAS report should serve as one data point in a multi-faceted classroom and campus assessment system.  Other data is gathered to continue to paint a picture of each learner’s progress along the language continuum.  The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) articulate the school district responsibilities and cross-curricular second language acquisition essential knowledge and skills for English Language Learners.  Listed below are example strategies to monitor progress related to language acquisition within the…

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