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  • TEA designed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) to assess the progress that Emergent Bilingual (EB) students, also referred to as English learners (ELs), make in learning the English language. Texas annually assesses students in kindergarten through grade 12 who have been identified as EB in four language domains - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

    The results indicate how well students understand and use English during academic instruction. Students not making steady progress may require additional assistance at school.

    TEA developed TELPAS to meet state and federal requirements. More information can be found at https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/telpas/telpas-resources