Bilingual/ESL Director/Coordinator Meetings
Bilingual/ESL Director/Coordinator Meeting Dates and Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year
Information from previous meetings has been archived.Handouts will be posted prior to the meeting or immediately after the meeting.Upcoming Meetings
February 6, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 n (PLEASE CHOOSE ONE - DO NOT REGISTER FOR BOTH IN PERSON AND REMOTE VIEWING)
Register to attend in person here OR
Register to view remotely here (you will be sent the link the afternoon before or morning of the session)Assessment & Accountability PPT - Elizabeth Schrader, Regional Testing Coordinator, ESC Region 11November 28, 2018, 9:00 - 12:00 noon
Link to all LPAC Decision Making ResoucesTELPAS Overview 11/28/18 1:00-4:00 pmRegistration click here Waitlist will be sent the Zoom linkPPT - TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate Training PPTLink to all resourcesLink to Zoom recordings of above sessions:For LPAC Decision Making start video of Bilingual Director meeting at 55 minutes in.
** Revised Home Language Survey**
The Division of English Learner Support at the Texas Education Agency has revised the Home Language Survey to provide clearer guidance to parents/guardians. We have provided an “Informational Use Only” Home Language Survey that provides changes, revisions, additions, and/or clarifications that were made.
The revised Home Language Survey is currently available in the following languages:
The Texas Education Agency is exploring options for translating the newly revised Home Language Survey into additional languages. In the meantime, please continue to use the currently translated versions located in the LPAC Framework Portal, https://projects.esc20.net/page/lpac.framework.
Information on ELLA and ELDA
Question 1: The new ELLA and ELDA TEKS have been adopted for middle and high school ELLs. Does this mean we can start using them next year? I understood these were going to be implemented for 2019-2020.
- Middle School: The adoption and implementation dates of the middle school TEKS adopted in 2017 are not the same. The middle school TEKS adopted in 2017 (including the ELLA courses) are scheduled to be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2019-2020 school year.
The current middle school TEKS are the required curriculum through the year 2018-2019. The state assessments are aligned to the current TEKS.
- High School: The adoption and implementation dates of the high school TEKS adopted in 2017 are not the same. The high school TEKS adopted in 2017 (including the ELDA course) are scheduled to be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2020-2021 school year.
The current high school TEKS are the required curriculum through the year 2019-2020. The state assessments are aligned to the current TEKS.
Question 2: Can we still offer NELD A-B courses in middle school? These are elective courses.
- Districts can offer grades 9-12 courses at earlier grade levels (74.26 b). An innovative course can be offered as long as it is an approved course. You can find more information about approved innovative courses, including expiration dates, here: https://tea.texas.gov/curriculum/innovative/
Question 3: Would the students still need to take 6th, 7th, 8th grade English, in addition to the NELD courses?
- Yes, the TEKS for grades 6, 7 and 8 are required. A high school course can be offered in addition to the middle school required curriculum but it cannot replace the required curriculum.
If you have any further questions, please contact the TEA’s Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division at 512-463-9581 and we will be happy to help you.Please see ELL Accountability, ELL Assessment and Title III Pages (links on left) for more information.