Education Service Center Region 11
Bilingual and ESL Program Support
ESC Region 11 provides technical assistance and professional learning opportunities focused on supporting English learners in districts and charter schools in the region. Assistance is provided to Bilingual/ESL program directors, coordinators, administrators, specialists, and classroom teachers.
We are happy to assist you with compliance and instructional technical assistance. Compliance sessions offer TEA updates and required trainings for the LPAC.
Professional development sessions offer opportunities for participants to experience and practice learned skills that focus on instructional strategies for English learners.
Texas Education Agency updates
Required state trainings for Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC)
State assessments for ELs (TELPAS and STAAR)
Research-based instructional strategies for ELs
Spanish literacy in bilingual programs
Certification exam preparation for the ESL Supplemental 154, Bilingual Supplemental 164, and Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test
Learning@11 During COVID-19 School Closures
LATEST NEWS FROM THE TEA & ESC REGION 11
Greetings, LEA and ESC Bilingual/ESL/Title III Contacts,
We trust you’re safe and healthy. Thank you for your continued work to support your English learners and their families during this challenging time.
To consolidate and assist in clarifying information, we have updated the COVID-19 FAQ: TELPAS and LPAC Guidancedocument to include information on TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate test administration procedures as well as the adjustments to LPAC procedures for the 2019-2020 school year, particularly related to English learner reclassification. These were previously two documents that have now been combined. Please take careful notice of revised questions, indicated with a yellow tag.
Also, we have developed a new COVID-19 FAQ: English Learner Guidance document that answers two new questions onEnglish learner identification and prekindergarten registration. Further guidance on English learner services will be added to this document as available.
All of these updated resources can be found on the TEA COVID-19 web page for Special Education and Special Populations.
New 3/30 TEA Guidance for TELPAS/TELPAS Alt., Guidance for PK Roundup and Current PK Progress Monitoring for ELs, and LAS Links Acceptable Use Policy
Please see the below guidance from the TEA for TELPAS, Pre-K, and the DRC:
March 30th - Updated TELPAS and TELPAS Alternate Assessment Guidance
March 26th - PreK Progress Monitoring and PreK Registration Guidance*
*Please note that EL identification for PreK eligibility is not addressed. This question will be posed in the ESC meeting with TEA’s EL Support Division on Friday.
March 26th- TEA and DRC: LAS Battery of Assessments Acceptable Use Policy
Please visit TEA’s COVID-19 Support and Guidance page for updates.
Additional TEA Guidance & Resources
TEA English Learner Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance
Texas Education Agency
TEA/REGION 20 LPAC RESOURCES
TEA ENGLISH LEARNER PORTAL
ESC Region 11 English Learner Trainings
Join the ESC Region 11 Bilingual/ESL Instructional Listserv
Succeeding in a Diverse Classroom Newsletter
EL Leader Toolkit Newsletter
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