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Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment (TELPAS)

All English learners take a test that measures the progress made each year in learning the English language.

TELPAS is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language. The letters in TELPAS stand for the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. The Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal requirements. Texas annually assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs) in four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each EL makes in becoming proficient in the use of academic English. 

For information on how parents can prepare their child for TELPAS see the helpful tips provided below.