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Information from previous meetings has been archived.Handouts will be posted prior to the meeting or immediately after the meeting.Upcoming MeetingsApril 30, 2018, 1:00-4:00 pmHandouts/PPTRECENT GUIDANCE FROM TEA
The letter “ To the Administrator Addressed” regarding the 2018 Summer School Program for English Learners in Kindergarten and First Grade is now posted and available at the following website:
** 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.
The proposed commissioner rule has been filed with the Texas Register for public comment:
Proposed Revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 89, Adaptations for Special Populations, Subchapter BB, Commissioner’s Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating English Language Learners
Public Comment Period: April 20, 2018 – May 21, 2018
Publication in the April 20, 2018 issue of the Texas Register
You may submit public comments on the proposed rule electronically to email@example.com. Please specify in your message the rule actions to which your comments apply.
The public comment period usually lasts for 30 days after the publication date. After the public comment period has closed, staff evaluates all comments and makes appropriate changes to the proposed rule.
To view the publication in the Texas Register, please visit the following website:
End-of-Year Trainer Notes/Slides and Participant Notes
- Exit Criteria Chart for 2017-2018 (English and Spanish)
- End-of-Year Exit Decision Flowcharts with navigation video and accessible version
- NEW! PEIMS Reclassification Guidance for 2017-2018
- Updated suggested forms:
- Parental Notification and Approval of Exit
- This letter has been updated to exclude notations on pending assessments. Therefore, this letter should be sent only after final scores have been received.
- Parental Report on Student Progress
- This letter has been updated to include a notation for exit pending TELPAS.
- NEW! Monitored Student Roster Form
- Parental Notification and Approval of Exit
The new tab “End-of-Year” includes the following:
- (Revised) End-of-Year LPAC Trainer Notes 2017-2018
- (Revised) End-of-Year LPAC Trainer Slides 2017-2018
- (Revised) End-of-Year LPAC Participant Notes 2017-2018
- English Proficiency Exit Criteria Chart 2017-2018-English
- English Proficiency Exit Criteria Chart 2017-2018-Spanish
- (New) End-of-Year LPAC Exit Decision Flowcharts 2017-2018-(PDFs)
- (New) End-of-Year LPAC Exit Decision Flowchart 2017-2018-(Webinar)
- (New) End-of-Year LPAC Exit Decision Flowchart 2017-2018-(Accessible Version)
- (New) Monitored Student Roster Form
- (Revised) LPAC Monitoring of Exited Reclassified Students
- (Revised) Parental Notification and Approval of Exit
- (Revised) Parental Report on Student Progress
- Process for Considering Special Education Exit Criteria
The TEA testing calendar of events shows that the TELPAS INITIAL standard reports will be available on 5/14/18 to districts and the updated report data file online will be available 6/6/18. These are INITIAL data files, released PRIOR TO NORMING, which will take place in the summer. These data are not final and shall not be used to inform exit decision-making. FINAL TELPAS score reports will be available on or before 8/15/18. ONLY FINAL TELPAS scores should be used for exit decision-making. If you have any questions, please email the Division of English Learner Support at EnglishLearnerSupport@tea.texas.gov.
Please register for Further Updates - ESSA State Plan, Title III, Part A on Apr 26, 2018 1:30 PM CDT at:
The English Learner Support Division at the TEA will share updates on the approved ESSA State Plan, Title III, Part A, including information on the process for selecting a single, statewide standardized assessment for identification and exit, and guidance on the student exit criteria for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
In case you missed the first webinar that was recorded back in February, it is available to view at the following link:
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.