Parent Resources / Recursos Para Padres

 



Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) Framework

The Language Proficiency Assessment Committees are charged with reviewing all pertinent information on all identified limited English proficient (LEP) students upon their initial enrollment and at the end of each school year. Districts are required to have on file policy and procedures for the selection, appointment, and training of members of the LPACs.

Limited English Proficient Training Flowchart
The LPAC interactive flow chart delineates the steps that must be followed in the identification, processing, placement, and monitoring of the Limited English Proficient (LEP) student in his/her intensive language instructional program as well as the determination for exiting and follow-up of the student as he/she transitions into the mainstream all-English program. (Hover over each box of the flowchart for text).

Limited English Proficient Training Flowchart - Spanish

Limited English Proficient Training Flow Chart – Printing Version

Brochures/Folletos

  • Graduation Toolkit in English and Spanish

    The graduation toolkit provides essential information regarding the new graduation plan under House Bill 5, which was passed by the Texas Legislature last year. House Bill 5 provides for a more flexible graduation program for all students who enter high school beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Commissioner Williams believes that information and early planning are now critical steps for all students and parents in preparing for high school and beyond. The graduation toolkit is available online in English and Spanish for electronic use or printing. To view the graduation toolkit, visit http://tea.texas.gov/communications/brochures.aspx.


 

Curriculum/ Currículo

Early Childhood (Prekindergarten)

  • Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines - English
    The Texas Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Guidelines were developed to help educators provide all preschool children with the proper foundations for school success. Embedded with the guidelines are instructional techniques and child behaviors that are specific to ELL children.

  • Estándares de pre kindergarten para Texas - Spanish
    El propósito de este documento es ayudar a los educadores a tomar decisiones bien fundadas acerca del contenido del currículo para niños de pre kindergarten. Los estándares están basados en el conocimiento actual de investigación teórica y científica acerca de cómo los niños se desarrollan y aprenden; reflejan el consenso en aumento entre las organizaciones profesionales de niñez temprana de que se coloque un mayor énfasis en el aprendizaje conceptual de los niños pequeños, la adquisición de destrezas básicas y la participación en experiencias de aprendizaje significativas y relevantes. Los estándares definen los comportamientos y las destrezas que los niños tienen que exhibir y alcanzar, así como estrategias de enseñanza para los maestros. Finalmente, los estándares proveen un medio para alinear los programas de pre kindergarten con el Conocimiento y destrezas esenciales de Texas (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, TEKS).

Information on Bilingual/ESL Programs / Información del programa de educación bilingüe y del programa de ingles de segundo idioma
  • Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)
    Understanding the Confidential Student Report – A Guide for Parents
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    TELPAS is an assessment program for students in Texas public schools who are learning the English language. the Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal testing requirements. Texas assesses English language learners annually in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students learning the English language begin participating in Texas in kindergarten and stop participating when their language proficiency assessment committee (LPAC) determines that they are proficient in the English language.


Resources and websites for parents /
Recursos y paginas de internet para padres
  • Title I Statewide Initiative.

    The mission of the Title I Statewide School Support/Parental Involvement Initiative is to fulfill the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements for statewide school support in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency.


  • TEA State Accountability Overview

    To assist parents and the general public, the Texas Education Agency has produced a video that offers a quick overview of the State Accountability System and what goes into the annual ratings of school districts and charters. The videos are available in English and Spanish. Watch Now -->


  • TEA State Accountability Overview (Spanish)

    Para asistir a los padres y al público en general, La Agencia de Educación ha producido un video que ofrece un recorrido rápido del sistema de rendición de cuentas del estado y como se determinan las clasificaciones anuales de las escuelas, distritos y escuelas charter.
    Watch Now -->


  • Graduation Toolkit in English and Spanish

    The graduation toolkit provides essential information regarding the new graduation plan under House Bill 5, which was passed by the Texas Legislature last year. House Bill 5 provides for a more flexible graduation program for all students who enter high school beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Commissioner Williams believes that information and early planning are now critical steps for all students and parents in preparing for high school and beyond. The graduation toolkit is available online in English and Spanish for electronic use or printing. To view the graduation toolkit, visit http://tea.texas.gov/communications/brochures.aspx.


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