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State Assessments

STATE ASSESSMENTS for Special Populations



TEA designed the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) to assess the progress that limited English proficient (LEP) students make in learning the English language.


STAAR L is a linguistically accommodated English version of the STAAR grades 3–8 and end-of-course (EOC) mathematics, science, and social studies assessments. TEA provides the STAAR L for English language learners (ELs). EL students must meet participation requirements for a substantial degree of linguistic accommodation in these subject areas. STAAR L is an online testing program.



TEA has developed the STAAR Alternate 2 assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a federal education law previously known as No Child Left Behind. TEA designed the STAAR Alternate 2 to assess students in grades 3–8 and high school who have significant cognitive disabilities and are receiving special education services.


This webpage contains information on state assessments for English language learners (ELs) and includes resources for:


· STAAR L, the linguistically accommodated version of STAAR

· Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS)

· Language Proficiency Assessment Committees (LPACs).